35 Burst results for "Acquittals"
Pakistani court orders man charged in Daniel Pearl's murder freed
"A Pakistani court has ordered the release of a man charged in the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl in 2000 and two The British born Pakistani man had been acquitted earlier this year but had been held while Pearl's family appeals the acquittal. Now, the family's lawyer says Ahmed shake will be freed until the appeal is finished.
Court orders release of man charged in Daniel Pearl killing
"The provincial court impacts and has ordered the man charged in the two thousand and two murder of American journalist Daniel pearl street his lawyer says send high court's release order overturns a decision by Pakistan's top court that I had on my side shake the key suspect in processing should remain in custody check was acquitted of murdering pond earlier this year but has been held while pose family appealed the acquittal Sheikh's Florida my home with a shake with whom is not related calls for his client to be released immediately check was sentenced to death and three others were sentenced to life in prison for their role in the plot but in April the Sindh High Court acquitted him and three others on Syria shockingly
Court orders release of man charged in Daniel Pearl killing
"Officials say a provincial court in pakistan as ordered the release of a man who was once charged with the murder of american journalist. Daniel pearl. It's the latest twist in the court case following pearl's killing nearly two decades ago. Npr's dea hadeed reports from islamabad. The high court in the southern province of sindh ordered the release of asked muhammad side sheriff. He was being held in detention by government authorities who said his release would endanger the public. He had been placed in detention after the same court acquitted chef in april. That was eighteen years after he was first sentenced for his involvement in the abduction and gruesome murder of daniel pearl in the southern port city of karachi the court also quitted three other men the move blindsided the american government the pulse family and friends and journalism advocacy groups. The acquittal is now being appealed separately by the government and paul's family and that process could take years. The next hearing is expected on january five
Edmond Pope Released from Russian Prison
"Eleven days. Before christmas edmond pope received an unexpected gift. Russian authorities announced that president vladimir putin had pardoned him and cleared him of all charges. Popat arrived in russia. Nine months earlier on business he'd been contacted by pennsylvania. State universities applied research laboratory to learn more about a new technology being developed in russia rocket propelled torpedoes given pope's background as an ex. Us naval intelligence officer. He knew russian officials would likely keep tabs on him. He expected as much so naturally when he purchased five technical reports from a russian professor at bowman state university in moscow named anatoly bobken. He took proper precautions. Both pope and babkin signed contracts acknowledging. The reports did not contain any classified information yet. On april third two thousand members of the russian federal security service arrested him and brought him to lefortovo prison for questioning. He stood accused of espionage. At first pope felt the arrest was a joke but his tune changed when authorities locked him in an eight by fifteen foot prison cell for days. Pope was interrogated around the clock. The russians believed he was a high level spy working for the cia to make him miserable. They kept his cell at a chilling forty five degrees fahrenheit. He experienced no physical abuse. But witness the corporeal torture of at least two fellow inmates and he was subjected to sleep deprivation and other forms of psychological warfare. Days turned two weeks which turned two months eventually. Pope was moved to a communal six bunks cell in the prison there. His cellmates chain smoked cigarettes eight. His limited provisions and on one occasion stole his medicine when it came time for a trial in december the proceedings were held behind closed doors pokes lawyer demanded an acquittal outlining to a judge. The reasons why pope had done nothing wrong and how the prosecution had failed to provide proper evidence but ultimately on december seventh the court convicted pope and sentenced him to twenty years in prison the maximum he could receive that time would be spent performing hard labor. Which is why. Pope was shocked to learn that the russian president had pardoned him almost immediately after the ruling he may have spent two hundred fifty three days in custody but he never served a day of his official sentence. Within hours of the announcement pope appeared before the press responding to a reporter's question about how it felt to be a free man again. He said i have mixed feelings. I'm glad but at the same time. I'm sad that i may have caused harm to the relations between our countries. Of course this diplomatic response was made before he and his wife sherry boarded a plane headed to an american hospital in germany. The media would have to get the full story later once. He confirmed that he wasn't about to die.
Philadelphia prosecutors fail to block jury trial from streaming live on YouTube
"First time ever. Witness testimony in a Philadelphia homicide trial is being broadcast live over YouTube as a remedy to closed courtrooms during the Pandemic. Okay. One w crime injustice. Reporter Christian Johanson says prosecutors tried unsuccessfully to block the live stream for the second time. In his many days, Prosecutors argued to Judge Rose Marie Davina Anasazi that the murder trial of Cai Zi Brown shouldn't be broadcast live online, citing an inherent danger to witnesses and victims, and they say it could harm the defendant, But she denied their motion. The hearing itself was not broadcast nor our reporters allowed in the courthouse. But in a court filing supervisor for the day Serge attorney's law division, Paul George said, quote the ability to record and distribute the details of the victim's suffering for whatever purpose to an infinite Internet audience exposes the victim to an enhanced loss of privacy and to re traumatization, adding it could also harm the defendant in the trial ends in an acquittal, George suggested the court offer a second room for the public to view the trial. As per the new policy by court Administration judges may ban certain portions of testimony from being broadcast. Omitted to just audio or they can close public access altogether. The district attorney has declined to comment. Kristen Joe Hansen came by W News radio
Philadelphia police inspector charged with beating protester
"Tonight. PHILADELPHIA'S DA charging police department staff inspector. That's a high ranking police officer with aggravated assault. After a college student was struck in the head with a baton while protesting on Monday but police departments argue the violence goes both ways. Cameras have also captured images of and PD cops appearing to be struck with bricks and projectiles. Some. With US tonight to talk about all of it. Chief of police for the city of Detroit Michigan James Craig Chief. Thank you very much for coming on and the chicken egg question to you is happening more, or are we seeing it more? You, know it's happening. More Brian I can take I've been a practitioner now forty four years. I was on the front seat. Of the. Unrest in Rodney King after the acquittal of the officers and riot so. This is a very different time I'm not seeing anything like it. And certainly the videos show of the Brooklyn officers troubling. I mean is one thing to put someone I don't know circumstances that led up to that. Certainly appeared not to be resist he. Certainly up in age, and then once he hits the ground bleeding. DISTAL walk by and that Render A. That's the one thing that you know when I think about Detroit. Police officers. Ribbon confrontations with violent suspects that are also had to use deadly force. But quickly transitions from. A trying to protect themselves in the community and then render a right away. And then in instances, transport him to the hospital. So to see that It was troubling. That's not what we're here for. The Sad. So many of the protesters have said some version of you try living our lives with the threat. We feel to our lives every day. Friends of mine who are on the job and police departments have. Contacted me to say you try working at twelve, a twelve hour shift getting yelled at and being in equal measure. Fearful and angry on a protest line and there. We have the equation, don't we? We absolutely do Bryant I was out on the front lines with our officers and certainly fortunately over the last several days. We had piece of protests. There have been no confrontations the day, one two, and and some of three. We're talking about projectiles being thrown at the officers in one instance a m. a railroad spikes correct. Railroad spikes I mean. Have you seen? I mean this is the weapon Using a certain way can cause break bodily harm. And so Those officers warrant at Front Line Professional. Resilient. Some of them are being spat upon. The named they were calling. They maintain. I, started nineteen, seventy seven Brian. And it certainly was a different day, so my hat goes out the vast majority, but certainly. This is not to say that those who step across a lion talking about men and women. we have to take a higher ground, but also dealing with violent. Protesters, and I'm not talking about the peaceful protest because the vast majority of them. have been peaceful. They, just want the voices heard, and we support that here in Detroit and it's worked out whale, but there have been a few valid incomes. And you've made this point locally in Detroit so well that. These. Peaceful protests and what happens at night are literally like night and day Do you have a percentage on the arrests you've made at night. How of the percentage of arrestees are from Detroit and how many are not? Seventy Percent Ryan, seventy percent. From outside of Detroit, the Metro area. And then we arrested. Confu about estate three California. So three from California from Ohio Kentucky. And so the million dollar question is why are you here? Why are you in Detroit there? Protests going on out across country. You can stay in New York in protest. WHY COME TO DETROIT? CAN SPECULATE! But certainly those are the ones that are really triggering, but but here's the magic disclosing on Detroit right now Brian, track, the African American community stands with this police department stands with this blaze chief several days ago. they said in a resounding way go home. We don't need you here. You'RE NOT GONNA. Burn our city and I remember a young man growing up here in Detroit in nineteen, sixty seven was a boy. And I remember riot, and I remember what it was like I remember the racism and the beatings. That's it then I would never be a police officer. Tonight here are say many years later. And so excited to be back home in certain meeting. One of the finest booths department America.
Steve Linick: Trump fires state department inspector general
"State state department department inspector inspector general general Steve Steve when when it it fired fired latest latest official official be be sacked sacked by by the the administration administration after after playing playing a a role role in in the the president's president's impeachment impeachment trial trial the the administration administration made made the the announcement announcement yesterday yesterday White White House House says says president president trump trump a a lot lot of of confidence confidence and and inspector inspector general general Steve Steve when when he he will will now now be be replaced replaced by by a a trump trump appointee appointee Lennix Lennix office office had had been been critical critical of of the the administration's administration's handling handling of of the the agency agency house house speaker speaker Nancy Nancy Pelosi Pelosi calling calling this this a a dangerous dangerous pattern pattern of of retaliation retaliation against against public public servants servants Rachel Rachel Scott Scott reporting reporting the the latest latest in in a a series series of of dismissals dismissals of of independent independent government government watchdogs watchdogs after after the the president's president's acquittal acquittal on on that that article article of of the the articles articles of of impeachment impeachment
Steve Linick: Trump fires state department inspector general
"State department inspector general Steve when it fired latest official be sacked by the administration after playing a role in the president's impeachment trial the administration made the announcement yesterday White House says president trump a lot of confidence and inspector general Steve when he will now be replaced by a trump appointee Lennix office had been critical of the administration's handling of the agency house speaker Nancy Pelosi calling this a dangerous pattern of retaliation against public servants Rachel Scott reporting the latest in a series of dismissals of independent government watchdogs after the president's acquittal on that article of the articles of impeachment
A Mother's Day Tribute to You, Your Mom, and All the Mams
"Would you say to someone who's like but you're laying out the problem? How will I be at the anchor desk and having a baby? How do you just at one point? Say Okay. That's an undue it it can be done. You just have to respect your own priorities and you have to understand that And this is gonNA sound like family. I initially I family should be. That doesn't mean that yet to leave your job that this means that sometimes you might have to miss an important event from your family to cover story. That's important to your career or or for yourself. You can't win them all. You can't win all you battles you have to learn how to pick the battles are important to you and in the book that you mention. I write a letter to my daughters and I do say how they are. Some women professional women who decide to leave motherhood for later while they build up their careers but to me working was something. I was doing what I waited for them to come. Would you say because I have? There's some people that do plan to live sound and it comes out exactly with plan them. I haven't met the person yet but that must be lovely. What do you say to someone who is having trouble getting pregnant? Because I think that that is. It's a real truth. It's a truth for us as we get older and I think it's particular choice for professional women because we do put that choice off and the longer he put it off the harder comes it. Does you know I had my first daughter a month before he turned forty second garnered forty two at lost to add to miscarriages before the first one and one in between my two daughters and of course the first miscarriage had said. Oh my God that said I will never be a mother. I was thirty seven so being pregnant. Thirty seven for the first time. Of course you think my biological clock has run out. Its course and and it's not GonNa be a happen and especially because I had my first two miscarriages during a work trip so I one of a mouse. Mexico and the other one Alison Chicago at an HD conference. Yep I remember that so I mean it can't be done especially now with the advance of there's so many medical advances that there's so many ways that you can have treatment for Acquittals toss yielded. We talk because I think that's the thing we don't talk about. Which is this is the crazy thing about how we talk about pregnancy. Which is like you're working. How do people around you even know that you were pregnant when you had those very few and so just the? We reminds me that you never know what someone's going through. You never know because that was a happy secret that then all of a sudden become very sad secret and I think as women we carry these secret turn and we go to work and we'll show up in spite of it. Yeah how did you after having the two first miscarriages keep going so that you would eventually get pregnant and Google that I really focused on. I really wanted to have a child. They really wanted to get pregnant. And I did go to a specialist fertility specialist to do all the analysis possible to make sure that I could get pregnant again and that I would not loose the child in remember when on the trip it was it was nineteen ninety four and there was some mini revolution in Mexico. In Chiapas the the revolution the story had just broke and they're Bantam. Articles was coming down to to the city and for the first time we're GONNA see him mask and all but we were going to see him for the first time so the day before my trip I went to the doctor and he told me. You're pregnant You can travel. I said I have a trip to warrants an important trip. It's a very important trip if you're gonNA do this trip. You have to be careful. We have to inject suggestion every day. He gave me the syringes and I said well what I'm going to do. I had to tell the producer that I was with. She was petrol prices. What do you mean? I'm going to have to inject talking about not in the job when we got to? When we got to Mexico. I remember calling. We had to call in a nurse into the into the room and because we were going to be on the road she taught her how to inject me and one of the most important things said. Make sure that you get the air out of the Syringe otherwise you'll kill her and she was like no pressure suit practice. She wasted a lot of inches because she would practice on annoying objected the orange to make sure that she was doing it correctly and the photographer. They carried my purse. They carried everything for me. They tweet Naika Queen. I said I kinda like this but thank God. Julia came out of it. We the trip and there was a lot of support at the time. But it's it's it's information that's hard to share because you have that doubt on. I need to show that it's the woman that can do the job just as well as a man can do it. There are certain things in a woman's life like motherhood like pregnancy that you have to deal with sometimes taking care of your parents of elderly parents menu. Don't do that women do that. But I think that it's a family affair. You need support group. You can't do it on your own. Some people might not like me to say this but husbands and boyfriends come and go with your children are your children and they'll be there forever forever. Your parents and your children are the one thing that will never go away. They will always always be there
"acquittals" Discussed on The Signal
"Okay so after he was convicted. Pell was sent to jail awaiting sentencing. We didn't actually hear about it for a while. Because there was a suppression order but when that was lifted him every last year. Australians finally found out what had happened good evening. The unforgivable sins of Australia's highest ranking Catholic are no longer a sacred cardinal. George Pell once considered one of the pope's trusted lieutenants is facing time in prison after a jury found him dead in March judge sentenced. George Pell to six years in prison with the non parole period of three years and eight months. That means you become eligible to apply for all after serving this non appropriate. You release on parole will be matter entirely for the Parole Board. I declare the fourteen days imprisonment. You have already served in pre sentence detention time Reckon as already having served on the sentences that post interestingly though he did get to technically keep his job as a cardinal and the Vatican secretariat for the economy. That's because the Vatican has said since the start. It wants to wait until all the avenues for appeal have been exhausted. Before it makes any moves to stripped of his title and position and the appeal started almost straightaway to white long For confirmation of that and when the pill appeal went to Victorian Court of appeal that was led by Britain Walker as say. What was that appeal based on? What were the arguments that the that were making at that point? Essentially the Court of Appeal argument was that it just wasn't open to the jury to find pill guilty beyond reasonable doubt The compliant we know has been considered to be very convincing by the certainly the second jury obviously quite a few jurors in that first jury who couldn't reach a unanimous decision. Obviously founding pretty convincing as well but pills argument at the Victorian Court of Appeal was they were just so many other witnesses and so many other issues in the case that even if the jury believed compliant they really should have taken into account What was going on in the Cathedral at the time and we constantly heard the activities and the the hustle and bustle of the back rooms of the Cathedral. After that Sunday mass back in ninety six it was constantly described as a hive of activity and the pill tame food arguments like they were just too many people around that it was impossible that the archbishop of Mobin fully robed who'd go into the priest's sacristy possibly with the door open and then in a period of five to six minutes Assault too young choirboys. The court heard were pleading with him to be going so The Pill Tame said. It was just an implausible for that to happen. They're all sorts of other arguments. Like the fact that Church tradition. Maine's the archbishop is never left alone in his robes. He's always got a a church official with him is also these alibi. Evidence which is quite important and we might hear a bit about that in the High Court appeal. A couple of the church officials gave evidence both at the trial and The argument again came up with the Court of Appeal that they remember cardinal pill on after Sunday mass boothby out the Front Grading Persians. So they argued. There was no way that he could be in the back. Room Assaulting those boys. Nobody could actually recall admittedly. It's long time ago in ninety six having seen these two young choirboys scour off from the coral procession and and the trial certainly heard a lot of evidence about the rituals involved in the the strict procedures. So that was another thing that the Pill Tame said. Look all as factors must have Lift the jury with some raising doubt and it just wasn't good enough that the jury was so convinced by the complainant. I needed to take into account all effect as will both the result of that appeal. It was a majority decision of the Victorian Court of Appeal Stephen and basically the judges in the majority said. Nah It was totally fair enough for the jury to bake convinced by the complainant's evidence he was not a lie. He wasn't a fantasist and he's evidence was completely believable. And the rest of the evidence the so-called obstacles that the pill tame put up just wasn't strong enough and that it was absolutely fair enough that the jury believed the witness the complainant but Justice. Weinberg the dissenting judge said he had quite a few problems with the compliance evidence. And then all of those obstacles all is other factors. The PILL TAME foot up. Should've left The jury with raising doubt as to pills guilt and lift him with raise notebook. Doubt as pills guilty will so after that first attempt in a Victorian appeal failed. There was no question the pels legal team is GONNA keep on. Finding and the Knicks step legally was the High Court which brings us to today which could turn out to be the last step in George pels legal fight if it is possible can we I guess. Try and reduce down the central argument. That pels defense team is expected to make today. Guess the central argument is that no matter. How convincing the complainant was in his evidence. It just wasn't open to a rational jury to conclude that the prosecution had eliminated all reasonable. Dash is oppose lawyers really arguing that the majority of the Court of Appeal judges caught up wrong when ruled that the evidence of the surviving compliant was just so convincing that it eliminated any doubt raised by the other evidence. So all of those things pills tame is just saying the jury and the Court of Appeal judges should have wide. That up looked at that obstacle evidence and that it wasn't open to the jury to be convinced beyond reasonable dash that that pill was guilty despite the fact that they obviously believed the complainant's evidence so in a way it's kind of George pels defense team is arguing that this witness was so compelling has actually ended up almost perverting the integrity of those usual mechanisms where you need to consider all the all the other evidence. Yes that's right that they were just so convinced by the evidence of this man who's now In his lights thirties he was abused as a thirteen year old that they didn't look at other obstacles but the prosecution says Nano. Look there are a couple of things that make not only is the main. Ah So convincing. But he's evidence as well and I point to the fact that the complainant was able to identify the room that he was abused in. And that was the priest's Sacristy at Sin Patrick's cathedral the interesting point. Ease that normally pill would be heading back to the archbishops sacristy to take off his robes. And and go through the rituals associated with his role after a solemn mass but it was being renovated at the time so the complainant didn't get it wrong. Hey didn't say it was the Archbishop sacristy he knew that it was the priest sacristy where pill was a pill was using temporarily so the prosecution says look. That's a really strong point. He knew it was that room. How else would he know that? If he hadn't been abused their the complaint was also able to identify the features of that Roman described them Quite clearly despite the elapse of time. Some Wood paneling in that sacristy also with the wine was located so the prosecution says that makes his evidence all the more convincing. They also argue that things like the alibi evidence that the papal Guy. That evidence and said look I so pill standing with him on. The steps of the Cathedral was definitely there. That's what he did every week. The prosecution argues that those witnesses weren't so strong And that their evidence wasn't so convincing so it seems like George PELS legal. Tame is basically complaining that they were being asked to do an unreasonable toss that will being asked to prove their client's innocence Whereas really old I should've had to do was establish a reasonable doubt. Is that right? And what's the distinction there? Yes Ah the pill. Tame will be arguing that the majority judges in the appeal court sort of reverse the owners of pro hyphen required Pale to establish his actual innocence of the sort of accused. The judges a basing their decision on believing the complainant alliance so yes. There is That that question of whether the onus of proof was reversed The prosecutors the Victorian director of Public Prosecution Refutes that argument and says that the majority in the court of Appeal in Victoria didn't raise an on the basis of belief in the complainant but they did review the whole of the evidence As well as making an assessment of the complainant's credibility and reliability. So I think in terms of that onus of proof Argument we can probably expect the high court to raise issues around that movie hearing more about that over the next couple of days. Okay so what are the potential outcomes from today's appeal? The main options would appear to be that the High Court Refuses Special Leif and that'll in the case and who will stay in prison most triple. I think. Think that is unlikely. So they could grant special leave and dismiss the appeal. That'd leave George Pill in prison there to serve out his sees or perhaps he's threes eight months non parole period if they grant the special leave and allow the appeal. That will end this case and it would mean George pill is cleared and must be frayed Immediately a notice law. Some legal commentators have said that Special leave could be granted and the case sent back to the Victorian Court of Appeal or they may even ask the pill team or the director of public prosecutions to provide more argument. Saw or information but I think the main thing we'll be watching for is If the appeal is dismissed and pill stays in jail or if the appeal is allowed and we would then say George Pill released from jail as soon as possible after that decision was handed down it is expected though that it might tighten months for the High Court to actually hand. Its decision.
Is Trump abusing his power over the judiciary?
"This is news in focus where we offer our insights into the stories that matter before we go any further. I want to address today. Sentencing of a man Roger Stone Roger Stone. He's become the sentencing of Roger Stone. A LONGTIME CONFIDANTE DONALD TRUMP for lying to Congress obstruction and witness tampering was mired in controversy. Over how the. Us Justice Department handled the case under public pressure from the president. Mr Stone received a forty month sentence whereas prosecutors had recommended that he serve up to nine years. This followed seven cases of presidential clemency for White Collar criminals whose convictions included extortion fraud and lying to White House officials. Yes we have commuted. The sentence of Rod Blagojevich. He served eight years in jail We have Birdie character we have Mike Milkin. Who's gone around and done an incredible job? Offer is the independence of America's judiciary under threat. Or as Mr Trump simply using the powers a lot to him on the line with me to discuss this is ed loose. Us National Editor and columnist and Cottam Schober US legal and enforcement correspondent. I let's hear a clip from president trump taken. Just a couple of days before stone sentencing. Just so you understand. I chose not to be involved. I'm allowed to be totally involved. I'm actually I guess the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the country but I've chosen not to be involved but he is a man of great integrity. But I would be. I could be involved if I wanted to be man of integrity he is referring to is the US Attorney General William Bar but is this credible given the tweets he published before the sentencing of Roger. Stone got tell us first about the case of Roger Stone which you've covered for the F. T. Who was he exactly? What was his crime? And was the sentence particularly lenient for this kind of case. Roger Stone is a flamboyant veteran political operative in the US. His career goes all the way back to working on Richard Nixon's election campaign and he has basically been the person you call as a Republican presidential candidate. When you want to get your hands dirty. He called himself a dirty trickster and he is an expert in this sort of Makir side politics in the two thousand sixteen election. He was a sort of informal adviser to Donald Trump. And one of the things he was trying to do was make contact with wikileaks. When it became known that wikileaks had a trove of hacked emails from the Democrats to use it for political gain. The thing that he was convicted of is in two thousand seventeen when Congress began investigating. What exactly went on to twenty sixteen election? The House Intelligence Committee called on Mr Stone and asked him about some of the comments he had made during the campaign and Mr Stone lied to. Congress about who is intermediary was or who he was referring to when he was talking about having an intermediary allied when. He said that he didn't have any documents or any written materials or any taxed of his conversations with that intermediary. The sentence he eventually received was actually probably pretty in line with what other sort of white collar criminals convicted of lying to. Congress or the government have received the key issue in his case was he had threatened a longtime friend of his who was also another witness. Basically saying don't contradict my story and those thrashed included threatening his dog for example the key issue at stake was whether he was serious about that and whether therefore has sent should be jacked up significantly because he had made violent threats and eventually the judge took the view that although it was serious that he'd made violent threats. The person that he had threatened didn't actually feel like they were going to experience violence. Ed Tell us a bit more about Mr Stone. And the history of his friendship with the President and whether you think Mr Trump's tweets constituted interference in the judicial process. Yeah as I said. He's a flamboyant dirty tricks. Who GOES WAY BACK TO LATE? Six hundred seventy trump maximum in the late seventies. He was introduced to try but he quickly hit it off. They shed philosophy of you know playing to win that no method is invalid. Never apologize never explain. Stone set up with couple of other people are very well known lobby group in Washington. One of his clients was trump who was seeking tax breaks a casino. He was setting up in Atlantic City. And really they've been great friends since then so the ties between trump and stone go along way that very deep and they're often allegedly nefarious in terms of the League outlook from this. I have no doubt that trump will seek to podcastone fast opportunity. Trump's on the Guy Senate acquittal spring cleaning of his administration ruthlessly seeking out anybody who isn't very very loyal so to get rid of weather that Meghan appointees the civil savage. Anybody perceive does slightly disloyal. Not Enough is being pledged. Loyalty is a hugely important hugely. Important thing to trump and stern has shown loyalty he has not. He is not divulged things that have damaged the president. He's showing toughness. He's been very Trumpian in how he's dealt with. Franchi's accused the judge me by of being a biased judge which she's rejected this very trumpian and I have no doubt that it will culminate in at some point. President trump pardoning Roger Stern question about what trump actually did part of the reason. Roger Stone was so controversial. Was that line prosecutors involved in this case we're uncomfortable with what Mr Trump and the justice department we're doing. Can you explain that to viewers and why it was such a problem so there are four prosecutors who secured Mrs Jones conviction trial so the trial team? They filed their sentencing recommendation which was seven to nine years which there's no bones about it. That's a serious sentence for anybody to serve and then that evening all of a sudden early hours of the morning so after midnight trump tweets calling it a miscarriage of justice. He says this is unacceptable and Lo and behold the very next day the DOJ which is the US Department of Justice DOJ officials. Start saying that they agree that the sense would be unwarranted and adair kind of reverse it. The following day afternoon we see all four the prosecutors quit the case including one of them actually quits his job at the DOJ entirely and subsequently a new sentencing recommendation is put forward. Which says we'RE NOT GONNA ask for a particular sentence but it ought to be far less than seven to nine years. The idea that four prosecutors would quit a case. All at once is astonishing and it was a very serious and important moment and DOJ his trip shook the DOJ. It was a very dramatic moment in Washington and the question then was was doj senior leadership. William bar the. Us Attorney General. Was He reacting to an order from trump or was something else going on now the lion that DOJ has stuck to is that there was a miscommunication between the US Attorney's office in Washington DC and between main justice headquarters also in DC? But they're separate offices. Basically Mr. Barr says he was not expecting to see a seventy nine year recommendation. The new prosecutor brought on sat at the sentencing that the prosecutors who filed a recommendation that you good faith and thought that they had been given approval to do so and so Mr Bar said listen. This is not about trump. This is about. I think that that sentence was appropriate and I was not told about what was going on. The important thing here is whether or not Mr trump explicitly ordered the attorney general chains recommendation. It's still gets to this question about how our friends of the president being treated in their cases now it's pretty common across the US for federal prosecutors to request tough even harsh sentences. That's not unknown. You don't often see the attorney general weighing in to ask for lighter sentences and certainly DOJ policy at the moment is to prosecute people to the fullest extent of the law to secure the longer sentences possible so whether or not Mr Trump's tweets were an express order to Mr Bar that he followed a whether he was acting independently. It still gets to this question about if your friend of the president. How are you going to be treated by this? Doj while we're on the subject of Friends of the president. The other thing that happened last week was a series of presidential pardons for White Collar criminals specifically several that have connections to Mr Trump. I talk about Michael Milkin. What did he do and why does it matter that he was pardoned? Michael Milkin is to people on Wall Street a hero. He effectively invented the junk bond or high yield bond market in the eighties and then he was brought low by prosecutors and the SEC and eventually guilty to securities fraud and nine hundred ninety. He served about twenty two months in prison after being initially sentenced to ten years. Ever since then he's been rebuilding his reputation. He's a philanthropist. Now has the Milken Institute and for a long time people on Wall Street rich and powerful people have felt that he was prosecuted unjustly and deserved a pardon. The other person. Mr Trump pardon rod blagojevich is perhaps less of a popular figure in any area. He was the former Democratic governor of Illinois and was prosecuted for trying to extort a children's Hospital for campaign contributions and also trying to sell the vacated Senate seat of Barack Obama when he became president his case involves some quite lurid wiretap quotes. Where he talked about Mr Obama's Tennessee. Being a very valuable thing with various explosives and that he wasn't going to give it away for nothing. The fact that these pardons came just a day or two before Roger. Stone's sentencing is pretty mistake -able signal of Mr Trump's power to grant clemency. Whatever case that he wants so prosecutors can go after his fans and associates. Jerry can commit crimes. Judge can sentence them to however long they want ultimately. Mr Trump has under the constitution the pardon power and that was a pretty stark exercise of that pardon power on the eve of a close friend of his being sentenced. Ed Do you think we're gonNA see more interventions this spy trump perhaps related to the Mueller probe into Russian interference in the election. People like Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen. Who Manafort I think would definitely be a case for another pop and I would be very surprised if Michael Cohen Without Him. Because Michael Cohen Tablet Trump describes a rat in that inimitable. Kind of multi language that the president sometimes uses Michael. Cohen testified to Congress very damagingly against president. Trump's he's considered to be a tax cut. The thing that links you know all these Haden's whether it's Michael Milkin Rod Blagojevich Obama Carrick. Us police commissioner who was the security guard incidentally for Rudy Giuliani. The thing that links all of them is that they're pretty well connected people who've committed white-collar crimes and who have upbeat through Fox News. In some cases that Bregovic wife spoke on Fox News. He carrots by on Fox News to capture the president's attention and I think the pattern is again very trumpian thing. It's it's about. People who trump identifies with he feels as acute. Did he feels. He's fatty toxic at he. Identifies WITH OTHERS. Who fit that description again though. The role of connections and of mutual friends and a Fox as dishing platform for pardon. These are very common. There's a pattern here. How big a cause of concern is all this. I mean it's trump's use of the pardon power markedly different from other presidents will Clinton famously on his last day in office Rich Hedge Fund billionaire and friend of the Clintons Madonna to the Clintons and that caused a lot of bad blood. Clinton was heavily criticised for intervening on behalf of a friend and it stood out and I guess the reason I mentioned that is it. Was Fatty unusual. It's now completely normal. Trump has happened many many people who under the inventions of us? Pardon history wouldn't ready quantify so I think he has changed quite dramatically and just to add on. There's an interesting historical link year. Another controversial use of the pardon power in the past was George H W Bush who infamously pardoned a whole swath of former officials who are indicted in connection to the Iran Contra Scandal and bill bar the current. Us Attorney General was back then also attorney general and so Mr Bar He had pushed not just for one. Pardon of Caspar Weinberger. Who was the former Secretary of defense? He said listen. If you're gonNA pardon any of these people you have to pardon all of them. I think his quote was in for a penny in for a pound and so you may have the curious historical echo if MR trump loses later this year of his attorney general at the end of his time in office being the same attorney general at the end of George W Bush's time in office advising him on. You know who to pardon before he leaves Hamas all this been received in Washington and then around the US do people care. It's been received as many other actions by president trump being received with a high temperature reaction inside the Washington. Beltway and shrug outside the GNOMES that being trashed here in a row very significant look at the powers of the presidency. The procedures the the president uses before he acts and the conventions so that being shredded caused great angst in Washington. Dc across the political divide and almost badly registered a ripple outside of Washington. The same of course applies to impeachment. It really didn't resonate much isn't resonating match in the Democratic primaries. In places like Iowa New Hampshire and so I think this is far far lower. It may be it should be different than ideal while but it registered FAFA LOA on the vote says right of than than even impeachment.
Strategist Steve Schmidt Discusses Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump
"Do you think that Bernie Sanders is the biggest threat to your president trump? Right now I do think so I would say that the biggest threat to president trump is president trump. What do you mean by that? Well if he's on his game as he was at the state of the Union there's a candidate in the country that can beat them if there is a second choice of than himself it would be Bernie Sanders Bernie. Sanders brings out outside game in a similar fashion. That president trump did in two thousand sixteen interesting moment there with Tim. Scott of South Carolina Senator Bernie Sanders coming off a big win in Nevada. And on Saturday we will come to what is only. Let's remember the second primary of the political season. Let's talk about the state of our politics with us. Now Steve Schmidt a veteran former Republican strategist us since left the Republican Party. But he's here with US tonight. That's all we care about. Let's take them one at a time. Let's start with the Republicans. Start WITH SENATOR. Scott's point the biggest risk to donald trump is donald trump because we just had shannon petty peace with with a straight face as a reporter. Say It's another one of these crises corona virus. That trump didn't start himself. Well Look Tim. Scott is correct. I mean the person that is always created the most powerful for Donald trump politically is is donald trump but since his acquittal by the Senate as he's purging the government of anybody he thinks is disloyal as he is taking his revenge is he is a visceral rating the rule of law in unprecedented fashion. Interfering in criminal cases the Department of Justice his poll numbers are going up and so he is consolidating power at an alarming rate in doing so liberally. Let's talk about the Democrats and as we do. I WanNa play the Clip Bernie. Sanders campaign manager. Came on with Chris Hayes earlier on this network tonight. We'll look at that one of the reasons that I love and fight for Bernie Sanders. There's integrity and honesty. You get with him and what that means is when you ask them a direct question he gives you a direct response comes from his heart from his soul. Tells you exactly what he's thinking right and that means that sometimes you may disagree with his perspective but you know he's he's shooting straight with. He's not playing a political game. So when you ask them about. Hey how about Cuba and the Castro? Oh well he's an authoritarian. He's engaged in human rights abuses however there were some good things that happened in Cuba. We should acknowledge those two. And that's an honest answer and then other people will play political games. And that's why for instance Chris. I think over the course of this campaign. We've benefited from the fact that his stray shooting his integrity. His honesty rises above other people's efforts to try to offer political barbs and try to throw cheap shots in the kitchen sink at him that were tonight and at a CNN town hall and the last hour people to judge just said in effect here. We are as a party. We're talking about Fidel Castro. Indeed and they are and you look at travesty of a debate if you're in the business of wanting to remove Donald Trump from office. The one thing that wasn't talked at all about in that debate was trump or trumpism and so the campaign managers talking about Bernie Sanders Integrity. Is he showing integrity by not releasing his medical records? Is he showing transparency and integrity by not talking about the Price Tag associated with student? Loan Forgiveness Free Pre pre K. daycare for everybody. And there's no price tags on any of this. It's a dishonest progressivism. That's NO DIFFERENT THAN DONALD. Trump's dishonesty talking about the Mexican paid for wall it's all fantasy and so when Bernie Sanders goes out there. He starts talking about well. Here's the good sides of Fidel Castro. I think it's important to understand that there might be a constituency for that in this country but it's a really small one and it's certainly not enough to get you into an electoral college majority to win the White House. And it certainly dooms your chances in Florida. How do you process the fact that tomorrow night? We're going to have seven people on stage. Two of them are billionaires. Two of them look at real double digit poll numbers knowing that money bought those poll numbers not some inner need to have them as our next president. How do we process that well? I think they're two different cases right so first off. Mike Bloomberg was the mayor of New York City for twelve years and by any objective standard. He was one of the most competent successful leaders of large government anywhere in the world over the last quarter century. He was a profoundly successful mayor. I think it's a mistake for Democrats to attack. Somebody like Mike. Bloomberg who grew up in a middle-class circumstance and is a self made man is one of the country's greatest philanthropists and I disagree with him on a number of different issues but if you are invested in progressive causes. It's hard for me to think of anybody who has done more to advance progressivism whether it's on gun issues whether it's on climate then has Mike Bloomberg so the notion that Mike Bloomberg is on that stage somehow illegitimately is not something that I really understand. Tom Steyer has been an activist in American politics. Now for some period of years he has communicated a message. He's gotten the requisite poll numbers to be on the stage. The question will be after the South Carolina primaries. If you have eight moderate Democrats all of whom might have a greater chance of beating Donald Trump and does Bernie Sanders? Will some of those candidates get out of the race to help coalesce support around the strongest? Moderate candidate? Poor the issue right now in the Democratic primaries you cannot make an objective judgement and say Bernie Sanders is going to go down to Donald Trump in the swing states on the basis of poll numbers because the poll numbers. Don't support that in those states. But when you look at Bernie Sanders positions that we should criminalize illegal immigration. That we're going to take health insurance away from one hundred fifty million people who have private health insurance a of other issues the type of rhetoric that you saw him use on sixty minutes talking about Castro. All of these issues come together. In a way that I think objectively with James Carville said is disqualifying for somebody running for president in somebody. Who'S LIKELY TO LOSE TO DONALD TRUMP and I think that's what you're saying. A lot of panic in the democratic electorate in the democratic officeholder class in these days really focused on Steve Schmidt always a pleasure. Thank you for
President Trump pardons former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich
"Post impeachment presidential pardons and appointments since the impeachment acquittal president trump has been flexing his executive powers by pardoning seven people this week including the junk bond king Michael Milken and Bernard Kerik the former New York City police commissioner he also commuted the sentences of former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich and three others he's also made some major appointments in an effort to surround himself with loyalists you can trust especially in the spy agency arena the most notable being Richard Grinnell the U. S. ambassador to Germany to the powerful position of acting director of national intelligence and they can get an acting position the president was able to sidestep Senate
Trump ousts top Pentagon official who signed off on Ukraine aid
"President trump ousted the Pentagon's top policy official today John rood resigned he said he did so at the president's request route was a key player in the administering of military aid to Ukraine which became a central theme of the president's impeachment and also just the latest official exit following the president's acquittal Democrats say could be part of a
Jury begins deliberating in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial
"Take a look at the wind steam trial going to jury jurors hearing the Harvey Weinstein sex crimes trial are likely to get the case today they heard testimony from the two accusers and others but not one sting himself before closing arguments last week in the trial that started on January sixth winds dean is charged with raping a woman at a midtown Manhattan hotel in twenty thirteen and sexually assaulting a different woman in two thousand six he has pleaded not guilty to all charges and says anything that happened between him and the woman was consensual whether the jury decides to convict winds dean or for an acquittal the verdict must be
Turkish court acquits nine civil society figures of charges in protest trial, including Turkish philanthropist
"According to Nike has acquitted of the businessman and rights activist Osman Coppola and several others in the trauma over anti government protests in guess he park in Istanbul in twenty thirteen the judge said there was insufficient evidence more now from canceling Monty the acquittal of all defendants in the guy's a trial came as a surprise there was applause in the courtroom with some crying in disbelief as the ruling was announced a leading civil society activists Osman Coppola spent more than two years in custody he was alleged to have played a role in the civil unrest which initially began to oppose the development plan for is stumbles Gezi park the protests followed the violent eviction of a sitting at the park subsequently supporting protests took place across Turkey over a wide range of concerns including freedom of the press and the government's encroachment on Turkey's secularism
DOJ open to reviewing credibility of any Ukraine-related material: Barr
"Even after the acquittal of the president his lawyer Rudy Giuliani is pursuing allegations of corruption in Ukraine this past week Attorney General William Barr said the justice department would carefully scrutinize what Giuliani finds last July president trump made the phone call to Ukraine that led to impeachment he asked the president of Ukraine to investigate a mysterious Democratic National Committee computer server that Mr trump said was hidden in Ukraine we have found that odd request is a story that has grown over the years and was influenced by Moscow you may have wondered how the president was impeached over Ukraine of all places the answer is in the story of the mystery server a reminder that the US and Russia have been on opposite sides of a war in Ukraine since Russia's invasion in twenty fourteen Ukraine security is important to our security and the reason I believe that is that Ukraine is on the front line few people understand what's at stake as well as ambassador bill Taylor he led the U. S. embassy in Ukraine as the trump administration withheld military aid while pressing for investigations of Democrats it was a logical that could not be explained it was crazy trailers testimony carried the weight of his resume west point one hundred and first airborne in Vietnam thirty three years as a diplomat and an expert on Ukraine the Russians are fighting a hybrid war against Ukraine but not just by the crime they're fighting hybrid war against Europe and against the United States the war that the Russians are fighting in Ukraine we have a stake in we have a stake in but it's not just the military war was the cause hybrid wars more than tanks and soldiers hybrid war is information war it's cyber war made its economic war it's a tax on elections and as we know they've attacked our elections the Russian attack on the twenty sixteen election included hacking the computers of the Democratic National Committee US intelligence agencies found the Russian government inspired to help president elect trump selection chances when possible by discrediting secretary Clinton former deputy national intelligence officer and see I a Russia analyst Andrea Kendall Taylor worked on that report the report itself is based on a large body of evidence that demonstrated not only what Russia was doing but also it's intact and it's based on a number of different sources collected human intelligence technical intelligence you seem to be saying that the evidence is convincing that this isn't a close call that's absolutely right if you read the intelligence report it's the consensus view of three intelligence agencies at CIA and NSA and the FBI I'd like to highlight from the same conclusion was reached by the Republican led Senate select committee on intelligence the committee's report on Russian interference was unanimously approved by all of its democratic and Republican members rushes uses social media to him a credit mark Warner is vice chairman the Russian project was a top down government run covert operations that hacked into the DNC an individual's personal emails and weaponize that information to release it at the most important times but the idea that the trump campaign was helped by Russia even unwittingly was a unanimous judgment Mr trump would not accept and by the way folks just in case you were curious no Russia did not help me okay Russia the Russian hopes Mr troop begin a campaign to discredit the intelligence community's conclusions he tweeted so how and why are they so sure about hacking if they never even requested an examination of the computer servers in Mr trump's telling the FBI failed to look for evidence on the Democrats computer network the story of the mystery server was born you dealt directly with the FBI I did yeah sure would Robert Johnston was an investigator of the DNC hack for crown strike a leading cyber security company hired by the Democrats the same he told us the FBI didn't physically examined the DNC servers because crown strike gave the bureau copies of the data from the servers if there is also a server for a computer system of any kind that's involved in the incident you can take an exact bit for bit digital copy of what's on that system now that digital copy is just as good as having the real thing as far as you know the F. B. I. god what it needed and what it wanted exactly and and evidence of that is you don't hear the FBI complaining he's right a former senior government official familiar with the investigation told us that the FBI would have preferred to work along side crowd strikes investigators but the Democratic National Committee decided to give the bureau digital copies of its servers instead the official told us this was acceptable in fact even typical in FBI investigations the F. B. I. use the data to help indict twelve Russian intelligence agents for hacking the DNC but Mr trump's tweets persisted why did the DNC refused to turn over its server to the FBI and where are hidden and smashed DNC servers there were more than one hundred forty servers and the Democrats network but Mr trump created an image of a single box of incriminating information where is the server I want to know where is the server and what is the server saying with that being said all I can do is ask the question my people came to me Dan coats came to me and some others they said they think it's Russia I have president Putin he just said it's not Russia I will say this I don't see any reason why it would be but I really do want to see the server that statement leading Russia off the hook course president trump to issue a retraction the next day we'll probably through all of this Vladimir Putin wasn't just standing idly by he was working to shift blame away from Russia what we can say is that Russia did what Russia dies and that is piling on they amplify those narratives in ways that than advance Russia's own interests they look for conspiracy theories that are already out there they're picking up on elements or narratives that already exist in a society and amplifying those narratives that advance Russian interests the interested Putin was to drive a wedge between his enemy Ukrainian and Ukraine's most important ally the United States I successful prosperous western oriented Ukraine provides a direct threat to Putin's hold on power he can't how the successful Ukraine on his southern border because then it demonstrates to Russians what is possible we need to weeks after Mr trump's inauguration Hooton said in this news conference you it was not Russia that help Donald Trump but Ukraine that helped Hillary Clinton Russian media and U. S. conspiracy websites began to spend suspicion of Ukraine ultimately those rumors appealed to Mr trump's private lawyer Rudy Giuliani who was working to discredit the investigations of Russian meddling in twenty sixteen and there were concerns that there was another game being played another channel that Mr Giuliani was involved as head of the U. S. embassy in Ukraine bill Taylor was frustrated that Giuliani was agitating for investigations that were never official US policy did anyone at the state department ever direct you to investigate whether there was a server in Ukraine so why not no internet search for no one perhaps except the president in twenty seventeen for the first time he added Ukraine to the story of the server in an interview he said why wouldn't Hillary Clinton allow the FBI to see the server they brought in another company that I hear is Ukrainian based crown strike the reporter asked that's what I heard I heard it's owned by a very rich Ukrainian the securities and exchange commission shows that crowd strike is incorporated in Delaware and based in California it's larger shareholders are American venture capital firms over the years crowd strike has been hired by both the democratic and Republican parties so the server they say is held by a company whose primary ownership individual is from you perfect I'd like to see the server are there any links to your knowledge between crowd strike and anyone in Ukraine not to my knowledge was this something that the embassy was concerned about no during the investigation you were leading the crowd strike ever send any of the DNC's computer hardware to Ukraine now that that is that is insane and that is not within the realm of reality last July reality suffered a final blow the story Mr trump first adopted as a server the FBI was blocked from seeing and then became the server investigated by a Ukrainian company finally morphed into the server hidden in Ukraine in the call after the Ukrainian president ask for anti tank missiles to defend himself from Russia Mr trump replied I would like you to do us a favor though they say crowd strike I guess you have one of your wealthy people the server they say you crane hazard this was the first favor Mr trump asked for even before his request that Ukraine also investigate the son of vice president Biden this past November Mr trump spoke by phone to fox and friends the server to cloud strife or whatever it's called which is a country which is a company owned by a very wealthy Ukrainian and I still want to see that server you know the F. B. I.'s never gotten that server that's a big part of this whole thing why did they give it to Ukrainian company they did that are you sure the David to Ukraine well that's what the word is the word that Ukraine was involved was amplified by the president's defenders in the impeachment inquired think pointed to a twenty sixteen opinion article and social media posts written by Ukrainians that were critical of Mr trump as though they were equivalent to Russia's covert campaign targeting U. S. computer networks voting systems and social media Fiona hill Mr trump's former senior director for Russia on the National Security Council warned the committee some of you on this committee appear to believe that Russia and its security services did not conduct a campaign against our country and that pops somehow for some reason Ukraine days this is a fictional narrative that is being perpetrated in propagated by the Russian security services themselves what are the chances that this whispering campaign about a Democratic National Committee server in Ukraine is actually a Russian intelligence operation the Russian disinformation operation the Russians are very good and fast it's these fake stories that they have propagated and that's what they do they do it pretty well we have to be on guard against the that is the diversity from Vladimir Putin's perspective it worked last November as impeachment played out in America's next election season was under way he said at this forum thank god no one is accusing us of interfering in the U. S. selections anymore now they're accusing you cranes assembly not we reached out to the White House multiple times on this story but they did not
"acquittals" Discussed on Left, Right & Center
"Had A thirty seven percent chance that nobody will have a majority of pledged delegates going into the convention and that number just keeps going up and up and up as we get these these close results and so I think the key question for Bernie is what he needs going into a convention in order to actually get the nomination obviously if he has a majority of pledged delegates he'll get it. I think if he has very close to a majority of pledged delegates fears. You know forty six forty seven percent something like that with the the closest challenger way behind him. I think it is very likely that he will get the nomination. But it's looking to me like it's possible that we will not only have known with a majority. We might have no one with the claim to have close to a majority and so I'm wondering what you think it convention looks like if Bernie is going in with the most delegates but say it's only thirty seven percent of the delegates. Yeah I mean I think that that is what no one wants to see. I know the sanders campaign would prefer a clear majority of delegates. I think the second best option would be a slightly less clear majority of delegates but nobody The Sanders camp or the establishment. I would have to think Wants to see a brokered convention Where some kind of deal has to be worked out. I do think that there are people in side. The Democratic The Institutional Democratic Party who feel like at this point trying to get a brokered convention is their best bet Because at that point they would have Maybe a little bit more power where it comes to keeping Sanders from getting the nomination But but I feel like I think you know all people reasonably good will recognize that. That could be extraordinarily divisive right. I think Sanders has recently said as much himself a brokered convention would be a real morale crusher if sanders came in with close to a majority of delegates And then some sort of deal had to be worked out. And he wound up not taking the nomination You have to think that a very good number of sanders supporters in his is very active base. would simply not vote In the general which could doom a Democrat against trump I think you've seen some good evidence in polling that Bernie's voters are more likely to do that. Then then voters of the of the other candidates in the field so I think that's something that people should keep in mind But the good news is I think it's too early to start worrying about that right. We're only two primaries in there I think ninety eight percent of delegates or something like that left on the table So there's plenty of time for the field to winnow and and for the race to get a little bit clearer but this mirrors a conversation that Republicans were having in two thousand sixteen as they were heading toward a convention and trying to game out. Was there a way to stop? Donald Trump from walking away with the nomination and if the Republicans had the nominating rules that Democrats have Donald. Trump would not have gone into that convention with anything close to a majority of delegates and would have played very differently. Maybe Donald Trump wouldn't have been the nominee. Yeah I think in one experience from Republicans Twenty Sixteen. Is that if you if you really kind of? Put It frontally to voters. There's someone who's ahead and your choice is just nominated that person who's ahead or a broker convention that that's probably going to help them towards the candidate. Who's ahead? Just because what Liz was talking about likely effects were broker convention is just not going to be very good for your party. likely And I just it's just even if Bernie is you know a one percent delegates ahead of the next finisher. Just it's can I? It's going to be really hard. I think just because of the small democratic legitimacy around adding more votes than than the other person is going to be hard to take it away from him and if they do take it away from him. It is going to be a mess. I think certainly a broker convention about how it ends up is very messy but I think there is less resistance within the party to the idea of going to one the the neither of you are putting forward and I think Elizabeth Warren has already started her messaging that is focused on the idea of a brokered convention. This is why she is putting out all these talking points about being the unifying candidate within the Democratic Party. By which she she. I think means that she is acceptable to the broad set of people in the party. The idea would that their theory is the tenor. Supporters would think well at least we got a left progressive candidate and supporters of more moderate candidates. Would think will at least she's more within the the style and the approach of the the established party and at least she is literally a Democrat unlike Bernie Sanders I. I don't really buy this argument. I think if Warren were that appealing unity candidate should be doing better than fourth place in the national polls lizard it does it does feel like she's that explicitly moved into that messaging and I think while it is early now when we come out of Super Tuesday about forty percent of the delegates will have already been allocated and if the results are close like the one so far it could look very difficult for anyone including Bernie Sanders to run up big enough totals to get to a delegate majority with the remaining of the contest so it feels like we're in for a four month period and that's in that scenario where all of the campaigns will have to be running with an eye toward trying to win at a brokered convention. Yeah I mean I think that's something that they they already have on their radars. I mean Elizabeth. Warren is moving into that messaging. She's doing quite a few things that signaled she's trying to Sort of get the establishment wing of the Party to agree that she'd be the unity candidate I think that the farce in her reasoning is That she could grab the Bernie Base. That might have been true. A few months ago But after these back and forth that she's had with Bernie I have seen at least this is anecdotal. I haven't done any polling on it. but You know among. Bernie people significant disenchantment With Warren after the discussion. Let's say of Bernie having said that a woman might have difficulty running for President Warren trying to exploit that In the in the debate To to I guess Make Sanders. Look like sexist or Or something along those lines. I think that extremely aggravated Bernie's base and then in her post New Hampshire speech She took time to sort of castigate people who are interested in political gains for progressives But are rude about it and I think that the sanders based took that also As a comment on them an insult to them So she she's going to have to run against Bernie If she wants his people and make the case that she is a better fit But the problem is that running against Bernie tends to aggravate Bernie's people you should probably be focusing more on pulling than pushing and and so I don't see a unity candidate in this field and maybe that is set is evidence that there probably will have to be some kind of brokered convention. I would just. I would emphasize that if if Bernie's based especially feels like something was taken away from him you could be looking at sixty eight type situation. Just if if this scenario convention scenario for Warren is based on her staying in the race. I mean she's going to stay in the race in and get to the delegate threshold and no states really. I mean she didn't get to the delegate threshold in New Hampshire which is supposed to be a strength of hers in it as neighboring States that just seems seem to be very discrediting along the way. I don't know exactly what to think about this because it feels to me. Almost like there are strategic reasons to signal that it's unacceptable for you that there be any nominee other than your preferred nominee. And to say you know well we may walk if you don't nominate my guy Because you want them to nominate your guy and that's a strong argument to the party. You know this this is Matt Iglesias. His case for Bernie Sanders is the unity candidate because his base restive. And as you give them what they want then then they're inside the tent pissing out instead of outside the tent pissing in and that's good for the party and you know maybe but I think also people say a lot of things in contested primaries the two thousand eight primary between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama was was nasty and frankly I think it is normal for these primaries to be a lot more nasty than this one has been. We'll talk later about advertising in this primary. I've been struck by how little negative advertising there's been in this primary so I think there's a bit of a fog right now and if there's a brokered convention the fog will be even more intense But political parties have a way of Of coalescing when they come out of these things especially when the president is someone like Donald Trump about whom views are so uniformly negative among voters in the party. I want to ask the Liz though about what's been happening in Nevada this week because it's been an interesting Example of Bernie trying to coalesce portions of the party that have resistance to specific aspects of his agenda. Which is to say The Culinary Union which is the powerful Union representing casino workers in Nevada. They haven't endorsed. They explicitly at a press conference to not endorse anyone. But they've been putting out all these messages about how we will lose our union health plan if Bernie Sanders gets his way about Medicare all trying to warn people about that about Bernie Sanders and then complaining that Bernie Sanders supporters of sent hostile messages to union officials. After they have pointed this out. I've been really struck by the argumentation that we've seen from some people who are on the Sanders side Ryan Grim at the intercept. Basically saying you know you don't have to worry about this. Because he's not going to get a medicare for all plan through Congress. That would actually get rid of the culinary health plan which I think is true. I just find it weird that this is the week that the argument now is okay to make on the left that will actually. Sanders isn't going to have a political revolution. He's not going to get everything that he asked for. So don't worry much about his agenda. I was wondering what you make of that. Is that messaging that we would hear in a general election about sanders fly with his base. Well I'm not sure if Ryan is actually a Bernie Guy. He's definitely left guy. I associated more in my head with Warren. For some reason I could be wrong about that. you know. It's not an argument that I would make. I think you have to take Bernie at his word that he fully intends to pass the legislation. He says he's going to pass And and I think that you know a better approach with the Culinary Union would be to say you would be paying less and taking home more money if we had medicare for all if you compare your health plan to what would happen under Medicare for all And I think that's the argument that Some wonks.
DOJ won't pursue criminal charges against McCabe
"D. O. J. will not prosecute former FBI director Andrew McCabe deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe although he was acting director for a while McCabe of course a frequent target of the president's tweets and this as we learn the justices taking another look at the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn and of course all eyes got wider jaws dropped yesterday to hear Attorney General bill Barr tell the president to stop tweeting about his department in light of the Roger stone case and how many years that presidential confidante may go to prison for well it's now checking with Washington post reporter Robert Costa who is also the moderator of Washington week great to have you back Bob thank you so much right to be with you well so much going on here let's start with Michael Flynn the the the store your paper has that been reported today what's going on here between this is the in this investigation you see Attorney General bill Barr in a stand off with president trump about the integrity and independence about the department justice not only to Roger stone case from earlier this week and his sentence scene that led bar to give an interview to ABC news but now you see the department is making its own decisions on moving forward did it look at general flow at the lieutenant general Flynn and whether he his case was properly prosecuted if the Attorney General doing his own thing taking his own initiative about bar still has an uncertain future as the classes with the president right this is the the new set of arguments between the president and I one of the people that works with him what about McCabe could that be a big gear into irritant for Donald Trump it is in president trump facing a lot of challenges right now and because at one level you have an Attorney General who is defended him throughout the Muller investigation you have an Attorney General as The Washington Post reports today has passed outside prosecutors in this is in the deputy Attorney General's office in Saint Louis to review handling the criminal case about former national security adviser Michael Flynn and others political figures two on one level he's very much a loyalist to president trump but the the DOJ's refusal to prosecute McCabe the sentence scene of Roger stone earlier in the week has infuriated the president and you see HIM lashing out in this post acquittal phase of his presidency all right let's switch gears to the democratic presidential race and of course New Hampshire primary just few were few days past that now it's on to Nevada and South Carolina what's going on here with the front runner Bernie Sanders said how strong of a front runner he is he at this point he's strong winning the New Hampshire primary is no joke but it was a narrow win over former south and mayor Pete booted judge they now heading to South Carolina which was a tough state for Sanders in twenty sixteen secretary Clinton came back after Sanders beat her in New Hampshire if she came back in South Carolina but Sanders has made a lot of ground with African American voters in the last four years what really matters is not just South Carolina and the Nevada caucuses but super Tuesday in early March fourteen states will vote a huge amount of delegates will be awarded Sanders looks perhaps strong it's in the California primary estate full of progressives and liberals and his campaign feels good about that and and that the the fact that they feel like they're in it for the long haul finals two seconds here to talk about Joe Biden not dead yet by far especially if he does well in South Carolina but if his campaign flames out cannot be attributed to president trump painting him not as a great statesman or as a long time senator but as hunter Biden's daft that could be part of the factor the impeachment and the wear and tear but don't count out the Bloomberg factor as well mayor Bloomberg has been hovering over the biting campaign for months and that's only escalated in recent weeks as Bloomberg has spent millions in advertising in early states and he's seen a poll numbers rising now black voters in moderate voters in the Democratic Party have another option a well funded option and that's been a big problem for biting Bob good to talk again thanks so much thank you Washington Post Robert Costa moderator of Washington week airs tonight at eight on TV
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"America election is that it's during that campaign that Roger Stone gets into very significant trouble right. He becomes wrapped up in the whole story about the Russian hacking of democratic emails. Hillary Clinton's campaign dealing with more email problems the email account of campaign chair John Podesta was hacked and many of the e mails released things. He said gave the impression that he might have known about it in advance. So were you surprised. When John Podesta's emails came out as you seemed to predict ahead of time I was interested like the rest of the country's fries. No I wouldn't. I wouldn't say that I was surprised. And that puts him right in the heart of this is he a link between the trump campaign and Russia through perhaps wikileaks. Which is the cut out at the Russians used to get these emails out and so once the president wins and comes into office. His friend Roger Stone finds himself under investigation for what he knew when he knew it and then Congress jumps in they call stone testify at the House Intelligence Committee and this is where he really gets into trouble. We had a very frank exchange I answered all the questions I made the case that the accusation that I knew about John. Podesta's emails hack in advance was false that I knew about the content and source of the wikileaks disclosures. Regarding Hillary Clinton was false. He starts telling things that are demonstrably not true and he ultimately ends up getting charged with lying to Congress. He also tries to get an associate of his to not tell the truth threatens them even threatened to kill his doc washburn and he was put on trial unless fall. Rogers does convicted of seven crimes. Seven felonies including lying to Congress and witness intimidation and he's our convictions. On very serious charges of obstructing a congressional investigation into Russian meddling between selection. That's right I remember thinking when that happened like Whoa. This is the big leagues for Roger Stone. Exactly and the question is why is he lying? Why is he obstructing as he tried to protect the president? This is how this all fits together right. This goes back to the whole Russian interference go back to the mullahs probe is goes back to the things that have dominated this presidency for three years and frustrated as president for three years. So he sees Roger Stone's conviction as illegitimate shot at him at himself. The president away of trying to take him down because they couldn't take him down any other way. Okay so Peter. How does the president try to protect stone after this conviction? So even as he's in the middle of this campaign of retribution against the Venom brothers and Gordon Sunland. He is increasingly aware that the sentencing for Roger Stone is coming up and then when Monday comes around and the prosecutors present their recommendation for a sentence to the court. The prosecutors asked for seven to nine years behind bars. That's the normal sentence that would be required under the sentencing guidelines passed by Congress for crimes of the type that Roger Stone was convicted of so they didn't go outside of those guidelines. They simply said we want to send him to what the guidelines say. That doesn't mean the judge would go along with it but that was the recommendation. Well that's at the president off. The president expressed his outrage on twitter. Calling it a very unfair situation. Adding cannot allow this miscarriage of justice. In the middle of the night he starts sending out tweets angry tweets. How can this happen the nine years? It's outrageous and they're going after him. Well how come they don't go after my enemies but they go after him and that just sort of set. The town ablaze controversy in the nation's capital now over a sentencing recommendation for president. Trump's longtime friend Roger Stone. Here's the president weighing in directly off court case involving a friend of his. This is something that we have not seen. Really since Watergate presence don't especially publicly weigh in on prosecutions of people a are personally connected to at least. Except in the in the venue of issuing pardons at some point which they sometimes do so. This is shocked a lot of people. But what really shocked a lot of people in Washington when they woke up a few hours later on Tuesday and they saw not only these tweets but they saw that the attorney general in the United States. Bill Barr had essentially overruled. The career prosecutors breaking news involving president trump was stunning reversal in the sentencing recommendation. For trump confidante Roger Stone and said. No WE'RE NOT GONNA ask for a sentence this heavy. We're GONNA ask for something lighter so not seven to nine years nine years. Something doesn't specify what but something bridge below what the guidelines would normally call for and so this is caused a huge fuhrer in the US trays office in Washington. What is going on President? Trump knows how to get away with stuff when we're not watching the four career prosecutors. Who WORKED ON THE STONE CASE? All four them quit. We're following some truly stunning breaking news. Still developing by the minute this hour federal prosecutors in the Roger. Stone's criminal case have resigned this afternoon. One one two three four just like that. This does not happen. Prosecutors don't resign just days before they go to sentencing after a case that they've worked so hard on one of them actually quits his job All together leaves Justice Department as a whole in protest. Well they don't say it but that's the obvious conclusion. Yes they're protesting the overruling of their recommendation and I think that they felt like they had an ethical obligation. If they told the court this is the sentence we think is appropriate and then suddenly a day later the same departments coming in saying no we don't how is that tenable for them for them to continue on that case and Peter Given what has just happened. The firing of Inman sunlen immense brother. What is the reaction to this intervention? Not just the retribution. But this protection well in effect the Democrats are saying. We told you so right now. Serious person believes president. Trump has learned any lesson. He doesn't learn any lessons. He does what he wants. What suits ego? At the moment Senator Schumer the Democratic leader in the upper chamber goes to the floor and gives pretty passionate speech in which she says that the natural consequence of acquitting the president on the Ukraine matter means that he feels completely unleashed and empowered to do whatever he thinks is right for his own political interests. We are witnessing a crisis in the rule of law in America. Unlike one we have ever seen before. It's a crisis of president. Trump's making but it was enabled and emboldened by every Senate Republican even among some Republicans. You're seeing you know. Some discomfort particularly among moderate Republicans. Who tried to give the president the benefit of the doubt by standing with him in the impeachment trial. A couple of them had said even. Maybe he'll have learned a lesson from all this and he'll be more measured he'll be more restrained in the future and that that would be a good thing. Well what? You're hearing a lot of people saying that doesn't seem to be the case. And I think that the question going forward is going to be is it just burst of energy and lashing out in the days after the or just the beginning of a months-long recalibration of his administration. How much you know. What is he going to do? Going forward right. Is this the Post acquittal presidency? One in which enemies are punished and allies are at all costs protected right exactly and that the instruments of government are to serve the president's interests. Not just the public interest. Peter what you have described here is what an old school political terms might be called the strategy of carrots and sticks put on steroids right. I mean you protect those who have done right by you and you punish those who have somehow Raunchy and in the case of the president that steroid it up strategy clearly worked when it came to impeachment. We talked to you. Talk to many of our colleagues about the fact that there was genuine. Fear of crossing this president and that that influenced how the Senate voted in the impeachment trial. So if this strategy is working in by all accounts it is working. Why shouldn't the president keep it up? Well that's a great question. I think one of the things we've learned about the last three years is that the norms standards the lines that we used to think of that constrained a president were more aspirational and conceptual than they were legal. And you go look you go back far enough. You're gonNA find plenty of presidents who punish their enemies and protected their friends. But in the Post Watergate period in particular when we put in new guardrails put new laws. We put in new systems. We thought that had been minimized at the very least that. Yeah you'RE GONNA YOU'RE GONNA probably give an appointment to somebody who's been good to you and you're gonNA maybe take away a grant from the state of somebody who crossed you on a vote. These things happen. They have to happen under any present. This is that as you put it on steroids and it's over is right out there in the open. He wants everybody to know what he's doing. He wants everybody to understand. You are loyal president or you should get out. And that's true of people in government that's true of people even Congress. He's made very clear. The Republican Party has no room for anybody who is not on his side. You're either in his camp or you're not and of course there's a larger context here. Which is we're in the middle of a presidential election and I wonder how this a by the president fits into his reelection strategy. You say all fits into a broader approach by this presents. Politics is not about unifying about dividing. It's about US versus them. And this is what the appeal is to his. Constituents it is I am fighting for you and they are trying to stop it. The deep state is the Democrats is the fake news media. They're all trying to stop me and by extension you. And that's why you should stick with me and this election this fall so this this idea that. Washington is all alarm by retribution zoos and protections of friends because it violates norms doesn't hurt his appeal to many of his voters out there because part of this larger argument that he's making the larger argument is I'm a force of disruption. I'm a force that is shaking things up and the reason why you're seeing things in the news that are bad about me is because they're fighting back and you should stay with me because it's not just me. It's about you too get her. Thank you okay. Thank you on Thursday in an interview with ABC News Attorney General. Bill Bar said that the president's interference in cases like Roger Stone's was making it all but impossible for him to run the Department of Justice to have public statements and tweets made about the department about our people in the department are men and women hear about cases pending in the department and about judges before whom we have cases. Make it impossible for me to do my job to assure the courts and the prosecutors and the in the department that we're doing our work with integrity but barred did not directly criticize the president and confirmed the interview that he had overruled prosecutors to recommend a more lenient sentence.
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"Somebody who calls himself a dirty trickster. I'm certainly guilty of bluffing. And posturing and punking the Democrats unless they pass some law against Bush and I missed it. I'm engaging in trade craft it's Politics Diese self-proclaimed fan of Richard Nixon. Even to this day he has an Richard Nixon Tattoo right. He's somebody who was involved early on some of the Reagan and Dole campaign's but over the years kind of drifted off into the size really kind of more of a fringe character. Conspiracy theorists are provocateur. In nineteen eighty stone began. Lobbying firm with Paul manafort that unapologetically catered to human rights abusers he has these maxims on how he conducts his political strategy. One of his rules is never turned down in opportunity to have sex or be on television. We've seen a lot of colorful characters in the world of political consulting none more colorful than Roger Stone and that is the most. A charitable adjective. You can apply to single weirdest man. Possibly in the history of political consulting. He'd been friends for years with Donald Trump and like Roger Stone. Trump comes from the outside. Right he was not part of the Republican establishment. But suddenly he's powering forward toward a presidential bid and he brings with him. People like Roger Stone who had not been in the center of American politics now for years..
"acquittals" Discussed on The Daily
"I want to begin with retribution. How does that stop? Thank you very much. Everybody the day after his acquittal in the Senate the president gathers people in the eastern White House for an event. Not quite a press. Conference is not quite speech. But it's really kind of a mixed mix of celebration of his acquittal but venting session of his grievances. I want to start by thanking some of. I call them friends. Because you know you develop friendships and relationships when you're in battle and war and he wants to thank the people who stood behind him name 'em in the audience Mitch McConnell. I WanNa tell you you did a fantastic job Mitch. Mcconnell Republican leader who did more than anybody to secure his acquittal in the trial and he mentioned Jim Jordan. When I first got to know Jim I said Huh. Jacket the hell's going. He's obviously very proud of his body. And other members of the House the Freedom Caucus that conservative Republicans who always stood by him in the most aggressive and assertive and staunch way. And of course he turns to his enemies the people he blames for his ordeal people he thinks have feared him so unfairly have plotted against him been disloyal. Or what have you and you named ones that you would expect. Of COURSE NANCY. Pelosi is a horrible person. Nancy Pelosi says she's a horrible person. A corrupt politician named Adam. Schiff made up my statement to the Ukrainian president. He brought it out of thin air. Just made it up. They say he's a screenwriter fails. Screenwriter he names. Of course Adam Schiff Delete House prosecutor and then you have some that used religion as a crutch they never used it before he names. Mitt Romney Republican the only Republican senator to vote for conviction. But you know. It's a failed presidential candidate so things can happen when you fail so badly running for president to now of course are really at odds and you see the visceral anger in the president in this moment and he mentions colonel. Alexander van made a member of his own staff details from the Pentagon working on Ukraine issues and his twin brother. Yevgeny than men who also works at the NFC staff. He says almost empathic passing through tended colonel and his twin brother and he says it was such dripping disdain. Voice you get the sense immediately of course that this is somebody who's really anger the president. He's got his attention and remind us what puts in this list of enemies. Colonel Kinman was one of the members of the White House Staff and National Security Council staff who were subpoenaed by the House to testify in the impeachment inquiry. Any come forward voluntarily. He was required to by law to give his testimony to the committee and during his testimony he told about being on the famous July twenty fifth call between the President and presence Alinsky of Ukraine when the president asked him to investigate Joe Biden and the Democrats and Colonel. Women told the committee that he thought that was inappropriate and he reported it to his superiors at the NFC and for that he has been on the target list of president trump and his allies ever since painted as disloyal painted as even treasonous to the country as patriotism question even though. He's a decorated veteran of the Iraq. War Injured in battle and really a kind of a symbol to both sides of the sort of where this fight has evolved. Our country is just respected again. And it's an honor to be with the people in this room. Thank you very much. Everybody thank you thank you. And so it comes the end of this sort of rambling meandering talk on for an hour and two minutes and you get the sense that this is not the end and that there's more to come. President trump has begun his revenge in the wake of his impeachment. Trial Colonel Vin. The same witness. He had just talked about so dismissively at the East Room that finds himself escorted out of the White House by security guards told his services are no longer needed. Well exile back to the Pentagon from which he came not just him escorted out of his job and off the White House grounds. As was his twin brother who was also assigned to the NFC. His brother Yevgeny. Vin didn't do anything had nothing to do with the impeachment hearings at all except show up and sit behind his brother. This member of family support also dismissed from his post at the National Security Council marched out at the same time by security and sent back to the Pentagon. Today Vince lawyer issued a statement saying quote. The truth has cost him his job his career and his privacy. You understand why present might not want somebody on his staff who testified and impeachment hearing against him but it was handled away that was meant to maximize the public message right. I'll tell you what I mean by that the NFC is currently undergoing downsizing and in fact the plan was to move curnow inman out as part of that or at least a use that as the cover to say is not about reprisal. It's not about Israel impeachment. It's just part of this overall restructuring and that's frankly how other presidents might have handled situation like that come up with a rationale come up with a rationale come with a public face saving kind of You'll storyline narrative at least that it even though people would see through it would at least have the veneer of looking professional rather than vindictive That was not what the president wanted. He made sure they did the separate from that reorganization. They did not explain it as part of the organization and they did not deny when we call them that day that this was what it looked like which was of course.
Trump Targeting Democratic Candidate Bloomberg
"A lot of Democrats he says the main issue is they want someone who can beat trump they thought it was a weakness in the general election the trump could go after the hundred thing which is amplified doing the house impeachment hearings and Senate acquittal of president trump so isn't it little pro have two things trump was right as I sit here to bring up D. hunter Biden thing and they do that and a lot of times I think he even knows that it's going to cause a problem but it still does it knowing that he's not gonna get in trouble and if he does get a little bit of trouble in only help him but in the meantime it hurts his opponent so much worse and every of mired down it there was some today it'll come to me I can't member exactly what it was because of some today that he said and did that I said you know what I literally think he's doing that just just to to blow it up more I was somewhat the Bloomberg thing the allegations of racism or something like that I do I do I think it was the I think was called Bloomberg a racist is what what I was a struck me earlier I can't recall exactly what it was that because it's like going to the extreme just a P. people off to go after him but they go after that explain why they're going after him for saying races because of what Bloomberg says the more people get to hear a Bloomberg said and then in the end the people support from the most part are not going to change their minds Bloomberg has now emerged perhaps as one of his greatest threat to his greatest threat but remember he's a billionaire who buys this winter this race and you service the first you know five debates or whatever and I think you're gonna have a ton of leftist people that will not vote which will cost him the election if he gets the nomination I'm at his peak last may Biden lead Sanders the post says by twenty six point eight percentage points according to real clear politics national average so he led a year ago almost Xander by twenty six point eight today's Sanders is leading him twenty five percent to seventeen seventeen percent isn't that amazing holy cow Quinnipiac as we mentioned last night now shows the Quinnipiac university poll shows that nearly half of Biden's African American supporters have abandoned him all of a sudden an hour with Bloomberg one of the political science reporter says by needs to recover recover in a very strong way to do that he would need to defy history people say Clinton Bill Clinton lost the first summer primaries but is second here a second place finish in New Hampshire it was effectively a victory second place Biden went from fourth in Iowa to fifth in New Hampshire all
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"Since the president was acquitted? What have we been hearing from him? you know. He is a president entirely unshackled. In unleashed Phil Rucker. Is the White House Bureau chief for the Post we've all been through a lot together and We probably deserve that hand for all of us. Because it's been a very unfair situation invited. Did he held forth in the stream of the White House. which is one of the most regal settings of American power in our history and unleashed what amounted to a festivus estimates of grievances? Had I not fired James Comey who was a disaster by the way it's possible I wouldn't wouldn't even be standing here right now. We caught them in the act. He attacked Nancy. Pelosi and suggested Nancy Pelosi is a horrible person. She doesn't pray when she said. Aw I pray for the President I pray for the price of Pelosi in fact is a devout Catholic Jamais pray but you press for the opposite but I doubt she prays at all. He attacked Mitt Romney. And then you have some that used religion and suggested he faith as a crutch in explaining his decision to convict the president. I never he used before. But you know it's a failed presidential candidate so things can happen when you fail so badly running for President Romney in fact act has been a leader a bishop in his church and is one of the most faithful men or women in public service in our country we I went through Russia Russia Russia Russia. It was all bullshit. We then went through the Muller report he went on though he laid out his grievances about the FBI officials about the witch hunt saying he had done nothing wrong. The only thing that was wrong with his family for having to go through this ordeal we've been going through this now for for over three years. He called the Democrats evil. It was evil it was corrupt it was dirty cups. It was leakers and liars for having tried to hold him accountable for his actions in Ukraine. A phony rotten deal by some very evil in sick people. It was a remarkable display and I think an indication of now that the president has escaped accountability for these actions in the impeachment proceedings. Key sees himself as a way. Ah The line. He's going to do and say whatever pleases on his March to reelection.
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"About six to eight points behind Joe Biden campaign describing the results of him coming in fourth as a Gut Punch and then Amy Klobuchar fifth so. I think it's very good for repeat even if it ends up being I complete tie. I think he exceeded expectations. And that's always important coming out of Iowa and I think Senator Sanders did did not meet expectations in particular. HIS ARGUMENT IS I turn out. I bring people into the process and the turnout was not great. It was way below two thousand eight and it was about the same as two thousand sixteen so I think that's not great for him either. What do you think about our two two front runners? Well it bugs being to hear if people turn out we will win because because it leaves us in this he wins either way in when he says that right. It's the voters fault for not showing up if he doesn't win And if he doesn't win the rest of us are supposed to say we'll obviously. The process is flawed. Because you because you are telling US constantly that actually most people agree with you and that vibe from Senator Sanders was reinforced for me. Being being on the ground there is such a high degree of certainty with his people and a real closed off sentiment comment about the rest of the field for many not all of them in our caucus I would say when he was not viable about half of his supporters left and about half went to Elizabeth Warren. So I don't WanNa unfairly paint everyone with one broad brush. I will say that what we learned about the way he has interacted with with local people on the ground in Iowa to me reinforces the idea that he is not a team player about mayor. Pete I think what we saw on the ground in Iowa is how very well run that campaign is how very organized. It's it's ground game as the advance work was well done and I think his closing message in Iowa is a really strong when I was leaning toward Senator Klobuchar going into Iowa coming out. I feel really strongly about Buddha judge as the best candidate in this field. I did not expect to feel that way. I just think they did really good work in Iowa. And what what kind of persuaded me was seeing. What a good team and operation? He's put together that addresses some of of my concerns about his experience level. I think he is a person who will surround himself with people who will bolster his weaknesses that he'll value expertise that he could rebuild the executive branch by inspiring more people in the government. I think he just displayed those qualities in a relatable inviting thank you know. They're very invitational way in Iowa he talked about. We want to welcome people of all political stripes into this movement. I I just think he was very very very good in Iowa and that's why he was able to beat expectations. I do not think at all that. The New Hampshire results will mirror what we saw in Iowa. Maybe they the polls are showing that direction but New Hampshire is such a different place and it's such a different process you know. Buddha judge benefited a lot from people going to that second choice. What happens when everybody just puts their first choice down and leaves? I don't know I don't think we're going to have much more clarity on who the nominee will be post New Hampshire then. We have sitting here today. Oh I'm definitely not predicting what's happening in New Hampshire see opening of the segment. I don't know what's going to happen. Who knows and if they tell you they know they're lying? I think that leaving Iowa in thinking deeply about the about this process in the future of the Democratic Attic Party I believe Elizabeth Warren and people to judge to be the best choices if you all right lifelong Democrat or even a new Democrat. I guess and you care about the party I think thank both of those. People are very well equipped and have shown through their their decision making That they care deeply about down ballot choices that the people who work in party politics our elected officials at the local level. Who are on the ground knocking on doors? Understanding the impact of policy on the their own neighbors I and friends and family members can trust either of those two people to take care of the party in a real impactful into me important for the entire country way and so I would be really comfortable voting for either Mayor Pete or Senator Warren in as I am really prioritizing who is the best nominee for the Democratic Party that being said you know I think that Mayor Pete benefited from the impeachment and that Senator Warren who also had a really really strong ground game could not be in the state making her find her or case to the people of I which I think really stinks and I wonder what the impact will be as we move forward now that they are not no shackled to their seats in the Senate. I was talking to my family. We had a little caucus yesterday like your breakfast caucus and I articulated something that I hadn't quite put into words before but you know we spent a lot of time our last morning in Iowa With a fantastic volunteer for the Warren Campaign Payne who brought so much insight both about the impact of media on candidates and The future of tech and tech usage in the Democratic Party and particularly the decisions of Michael Bloomberg who I also do believe cares about down ballot Democrats and funding gene in equipping the party in a railway and I wanna put that on the record to and you know thinking about her and in in her candidacy see and some of my struggle with it. I think you know my struggle is how people perceive her in Medicare for all and the polling. And I start listening to pull in even though I hate pauline and I thought I've got to do what I know is right which has happened with my own experience in my own values and you know Oh. My child recently got ear tubes pretty innocuous procedure right and it costs my family thirty six six hundred dollars and I think how do families without the economic wherewithal that my family has handle handle that and I know how they handle it they go bankrupt. The percentage of people going bankrupt with insurance over medical cost is extrordinary. And we were talking about this and my husband was articulating about how when obamacare. I came out that was the lowest our insurance as a family of five. We weren't family of five at the time but that was our lowest cost at the time. And that's the chipped away at it in chipped away at our costs have risen and risen and risen. And I thought we were talking about this cost. We were talking about how my my stepfather recently had a heart attack he was on Medicare and how that changed the entire experience and then husband was talking about how nine hundred sixty eight a time we were talking about on a previous episode of Space Problem Program really came about because people needed something something to believe it. They needed the government to do something good and I thought I understand that the concern with Medicare for all not only the people working in the Insurance Sheri- Industry and that's a big important thing. We cannot neglect. But that it's it's a mistrust in the government but I said out loud and I hadn't really articulated this this way. We're in this vicious cycle. We can't do big things because people don't trust the government and people don't trust the government because we're not doing big things things and we have to get out of that cycle and I believe that Senator Warren and Medicare for all is a really good solution to that. Healthcare and the cost of healthcare and student loans are crippling an entire generation and my generation. And I'm just I'm tired of being scared and I'm tired of looking at polls and thinking about Michigan and being all wrapped up in who can beat trump electability and I'm trying to take my own advice. What matters to me? I WANNA female president student. I want somebody who is smart and capable and passionate and wants to do big things that help the people of this country struggling under the weight of some real structural inequalities and I would not be mad if that person was mayor. Pete but I really believe that Senator Warren is the person to do that. And I'm just trying to lean into that it's so hard when you're wrapped up especially on the ground in those processes and I'm just trying to like exactly like you said like lean away from the predictive stuff. It's so hard right now. I had somebody at my club last night. Will you know he's going to win a second term like. That's the the narrative right now he's high from acquittal and he's high from this Iowa caucus debacle and he's just he's like Superman and he's GonNa win win and we just had. I mean he's Hugh can't defeat him. It's just it is so anxiety producing an I have. I back can't do it. I can't do it. I don't think anybody who looks at all that and thinks they know what's going to happen nine months from now. You're is doing us any favors in so I just think we all have to lean on what we our values and what we know to be true. I'm trying for my my Own Decision Making to prioritize things that impact my life things that impact the Democratic Party. I care deeply about and I don't think that's just one person person but as we move forward you know we have to start really thinking about what's important to us and get out of that not poll driven narrative. What makes us feel happy to participate in democracy? Which candidate speaks to our personal life experiences? You know who's personality do we. Like who's organization. Do we like injust not get caught up in all that and I know it's hard and I know it's scary. But man watching watching being on the ground in Iowa and watching people really step in it and sort of be brave and move around the room and listen to their gut it was inspiring and I wanted to dry out a little distinction in what I'm hearing you say because I think that there are folks who can here. I'm just GonNa worry about me and think of that as a selfish way to vote and I think there is something that we need to break apart here. I was showing Jane pictures from our trip and then telling her about the people we met and what we saw and I got to this picture of someone holding an Andrew Yang sign and had his face on a thousand dollar bill. She was like what's that she's very drawn to money these days and And I said Oh well He. Has this plan that we give everybody a thousand dollars a month. It's called universal basic income Blah Blah Blah. And she goes oh well weaken a thousand dollars a month and I said well if he became the president and Congress passed this plan and it survived the court system. Yeah we get a thousand dollars a month like everybody else she goes will then we should vote for him and I said well okay like I get that and also that's one thing and we think about the whole thing when when we vote and we got to think about what would it mean for that to happen and so we don't want people who just here. Oh give me something. I'll take it and that's how I make my decision because that's a selfish way to vote and voting is an act where we we prioritize. Our neighbors to the calculus politically of will will people support someone who is a woman who is gay Who has this particular policy that is not caring about our neighbors that is distrusting? Our neighbors and vocalizing localizing it constantly and I think that we need to draw that distinction. You can care about your neighbors by thinking about some of your own lived experience Syrians and how other people might be experiencing that and what the whole looks like in the way that. I think you're talking about Sarah. When we say oh other people will never vote for X Y Z? We are really tearing at the fabric of our community experience. So I WANNA care about my neighbors neighbors in the sense of what leadership style and policies do I believe will most benefit the United States at this particular moment in our history. I don't serve that purpose by saying I like so and so but they'll never win. I've been saying that about amy. McGrath Graf in Kentucky. I've heard so many people say well. I'm going to vote for her. But she can't beat Mitch McConnell and I'll say great if we could just practice not saying the second half of that sentence that would be super because when we tell each other and ourselves that she can't beat Mitch McConnell we add to its truth you know instead of just saying I really like her. I think she'll be a great senator. I'm going to vote for her and I hear people saying the same thing about that primary. Don't make it inevitable. There's a primary to go through and there is. We shouldn't be complacent in about that. Either I think we would all be better off if we could come back from. Here's what I believe about the rest of the folks I share the space with and and and as you're saying lean into here's what I think is best right now and I trust the people around me to at least hear it and consider it even when that is so so difficult after spending five minutes on facebook and it is. We just have to keep doing it. We have to keep chipping away because the people who have taken into facebook today to tell us all that Donald trump is going to win reelection in a landslide. Because of the paper ripping.
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"Program taught Herman filling in acquittals have what sequences some of the consequences or that says several Democrats you spoke to fox news all right we're feeling dejected in light of the fact that they failed to convict the president they were never going to convict the president they've also just completely outed themselves in terms of all terms of the American people a CBS I think CBS is spoken of this next hour in detail eighty two percent of independents supported the president's speech the state of the union speech eighty two percent what are the what are the criticisms one of the criticisms I read is that it was reality TV because president I'd states brought people to the speech of course you know that he gave a beloved ma rush you the metal freedom high civilian honor one can receive what we're broke well deserved as we talked about the monologue legally who's trapped in a failing government school and there's some fine government schools but she trapped in a failing one and she can now go to the school or choice because of what is effectively a voucher they call that reality TV you have you ever had how many illegal immigrants brought into the United States capitol seated next to congressional representatives who took an oath to the constitution of the United States supports the constitution into into what do what I'm supposed to enforce the laws what is it that sort of part of being a lawmaker when you write a law it exists you kind of I think you're supposed to like follow the law I'll check on that but I believe ethically when you're a lawyer in a writing laws I believe you kind of expected to follow the laws but the media considers what president trump did to be reality TV well there was a realism to it and the reality is this independence eighty two percent approved of what they heard and observed and watched a presidential reach out to someone who should never be trapped in a government school if you've never seen the movie the cartel you gotta watch this since we was based in New York was a a liberal journalist is a recall did this movie up to kind of find out what was wrong with the public schools he found out what was wrong with public schools with unions when people didn't get accepted be a lottery to some of the charter schools or magnet schools the parents fell to their knees and wept the kids screamed in terror to be going to school this effectively locked out every day because of gang violence the president's provides what is effectively a voucher choice competition the same as the president has done in health care to demands that health care companies actually publish the price of procedures can you imagine buying a house yes really sedation how much is the house and they say well we can't tell you a lot can go wrong what's it been doing healthcare and they've been allowed to do it because it got very powerful lobbyists one other thing about Ron the we get to the phone calls one of the thing around the could have done since he's a businessman is said to Brock a bomb why did a bomb the care out walks surgeons building on to their practices did you know that Obama care made it illegal for surgeons to provide capital improvements to their facilities if you doubt me go look that up in fact what you what we need here from a search I took a call from a surgeon as at the RNC who maxed out double Maxell donation because he learned that he wasn't allowed to put in new equipment to the surgical silly old why because he had to move into a hospital and become a union member abuse of power Mitt Romney right to speak it rami Stephen beautiful Salt Lake City Utah you're on the the Rush Limbaugh program is taught Herman filling it hi Steve Hey good morning I wanna let her body in on a little secret I am a Utah state Republican delegates so I was at the convention when Ron Dane was running and not run they moved to Utah one year before senator Orrin hatch retired so he could become a resident but so I want to run these are little medians and talk to them directly about what he was going to repeat got elected in what to do you see any asking specifically are you going to be support the GOP or you're going to go to be a trouble maker he all along when there to help the party when you know when we voted for him and another person his name is doctor Mike Kennedy we we thought it was going to be the senator on the ballot and Dr Mike Kennedy one they want about it he had the total number so it but it was so close we had a boat again and again rom the law so I want everybody in this country to know that the we in Utah delegates did not support wrongly either how to get on the ballot because we have now one thing when we went to the little meetings with him he had everybody that showed up there sign a piece of paper what that piece of paper was supposed to just be who the delicate isn't who you are but what it was if you get the right number of signatures from people in Utah you can make it on the delicate whether you win at the convention are not that that's happened way too many times but that's how you got on the ballot in any other states Romney could not have one and a one for one reason only each point we'll talk more about it we come back is taught in many of the Rush Limbaugh the abbey network you're listening to the EIB network six hundred W. 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"And now the Spiel well for weeks we've been covering the Senate impeachment trial and very likely acquittal of Donald Trump? Today we can finally triumphantly findley dispense with the qualifiers just as the Senate could dispense with many members in the majority who seem to have any qualifications. Few senators said trump. Just flat out. Didn't do it. It's hard to argue with things that are imaginary so let's move on to the cadre of Republicans who base their decision on other factors actors. Cory Gardner Senator from Colorado. Though he may not be by twenty twenty one based a large part on the argument that impeachment shouldn't be partisan the reason the framers were concerned about partisan or policy impeachments was their concern for the American people. Removing a president disenfranchises some franchises the American people for Senate of only one hundred people to do that requires a genuine bipartisan national consensus and then there was Lamar more Alexander. The framers believed that there never ever should be a partisan impeachment that is why the constitution requires a two-thirds vote of the Senate convict not yet not one house. Republican voted for these articles if this shallow hurried and holy partisan impeachment succeed it would rip the country apart. We'll guys if you voted for conviction then it wouldn't be partisan. Would it the argument that we can't do it because by not doing it. We're adhering to a standard of a thing. That shouldn't be done. That's all undone by by the argument. That if you guys you're over Republicans if you all voted to impeach him convict then you'd actually be upholding. The principle that impeachments should be bipartisan. Artisan add to this wackadoo argument. The fact that right there right there in front of those guys saying that impeachments shouldn't be totally partisan that was the Senate on it and there was a Senator Tower Mitt Romney who is fun fact an actual Republican who actually did vote for conviction. It wasn't wholly partisan Mitt Romney speech wasn't terribly filled with grand claims sweeping statements indictments means of his fellow members or totemic thumbs down. That will get replayed on a loop on Cable News. And in the president's mind it was just filled with simple logic and the general theme team that the reason that Mitt Romney is voting to remove. The president is that Mitt Romney has morals ears and a brain. What he did was not perfect? No it was a flagrant assault under electoral rights. Our national security and our fundamental values corrupting an election to keep oneself and office is perhaps the most abusive and destructive violation of one's oath. The office that I can imagine Romney went on to say and actually believe him that he wanted to hear from John. Bolton not as an f you to the President Mitt Romney on these not swear he wanted to hear from John Bolton if anything for the chance that John Bolton would say something to get Mitt Romney off the hook of having to vote to impeach speech and remove the president a president of his own party. He didn't want to hear from Bolton to dam the president but to possibly deliver him an out an escape route an offramp offramp Maroney gave the impression not of a man glorying in his status as an apostate but agonizing over. It does anyone seriously believe and that I would consent to these consequences other than from an inescapable conviction that my oath before God demanded love me. Donald trump junior did tweeting romney quote. He was too weak to beat the Democrats then so he's joining them now and added. He's now officially a member of the resistance and should be expelled from the GOP. Other Republican senators also did not answer to the better angels of their nature but quoted from the batter editions of Funk. And Wag nls if you take just a minute or two to look at the definitions of abuse and now they. They draw distinct similarities now. A prefix of Latin Arjun means bad evil wrong abuse. Also of Latin Arjun means to strongly us to use a bad effect. There's a kinship between male and abuse now and abuse basically the same word as rhetorician. Shelby is maladroit. He is engaged in linguistic malpractice and therefore must be considered a child aww user because Mel and abuse are the same thing as the argument. There let us say lingered. We were informed of the real. We'll misdeed that. Went on during this whole sorry spectacle now. You may have thought that the outrage was in the warping of government government policy to fit political needs. Perhaps you suspected that it was about government overreach and presidential defiance of Norm Fact Law and oversight. No No. Oh you're wrong was all about the pens. They gave out souvenir pens when it was over. They had pens. Democrats will regret regret it. When Republicans are handing out the pens depends of the signing ceremony? That was trump defense. That's lawyer Ken Starr before him. Lindsey Graham but those guys were just relying on words earlier in the proceedings days earlier Jaysekulow addressed the Senate and he played video video. Here is the audio of that moment and I want you to think about this. The history of the importance the solemnity of what. We're engaged aged in here in this great body with what took place in the House of Representatives upon the signing of the articles of impeachment pens. And you know what the video was of the pens pens. Are you GonNa let these runaway Democrats get away with handing out pens. Come on America. This was a crucible this was a referendum either we set precedence either. We set precedent and countenance the handing out of pens- during an impeachment. Or we sit idly by as these Penn givers strip us of our vote our will our way of life the Senate impeachment trial and acquittal of Donald trump results. In what what what. I don't have a good answer. I mean it definitely results. The senator and Romney ever to vote to impeach and remove a member of his own party. All right maybe it results in new battle. Lines the underlining of the old ones with a pen maybe in failing to remove the president where issuing doing a blank check to future actions. Maybe it's quite the opposite that impeachment itself. That alone is something of a guardrail. I Dunno perhaps us as proponents of impeachment claim. It was their duty to impeach or else is the reluctant impeach dragged along as they feared all. This was was an opportunity for a dangerous president to claim a win today. Trump was acquitted tomorrow. It's possible I think I'd go. As far as say likely that trump will record his highest ever approval rating in the Gallup poll. Are the two related in a way. They are trump so dominates the ether. Ether that it is hard for the truly notable to stick to him any more than the ephemeral. Every deed is disposable whether it's misidentifying Kansas and a tweet or define the constitution it all becomes just another footnote in history one that Republicans hope is forgotten or buried or at least never forever recorded in Penn.. That's it for today show. Priscilla lobby is the justice just associate producer. When she gets a stain she'll blotch you'll resolve? She'll use seltzer but never a tide pen. No pens. Daniel Shroeder produces the gist. He thinks if Mitt Romney on these start showing up to resistance meetings. It is definitely going to depress future turnout. Maybe Mitt will self deport the gist. Now I go to take a government subway home home. Walk on a government street that by government lights. Avoid mayhem thanks to government police and watch. PBS all of whom I'm getting I'm not watching. PBS watching that flex. Because I I believe in public private partnerships Hooper de Perdue Peru and. Thanks for listening.
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That's ziprecruiter dot com slash gist ziprecruiter dot com slash gist. Diane Ravitch is the author of slain Goliath the passionate resistance to privatization Asian and the fight to save America's public schools. She comes to this reform or resistance movement in a fascinating way. She's essentially done one. Eighty although that assumes that we're on the same plane so she's done a one eighty but also thought of ways to reform the system that she never would have conceived of when she was working in the Bush and Clinton education departments. You know no child left behind. Dan Ravage was one of the people who is making sure that the children weren't left behind only she came to conclude lewd that educational ISM which is saying that the schools will solve our social ills. Rather than the other way around is the problem. Not The solution Diane. Welcome thank you great to be with you tonight. It's great to have you. I read your blogs all the time. And you're the kind of person in thinker that sometimes they agree with. Sometimes I disagree with but you put forth grade arguments and you always at least challenge my intellect so before I even want to start with your prescription of education. Tell me about the journey. Changing your mind and I know you got new evidence so you did but was it hard for you. was there ego involved where they are breaking social ties involved in kind of turning your back on. The pouring money into testing movement will save us all way of thinking I had been on the conservative side and I'll call the dark side for many years advocating for testing for accountability. I I endorsed the idea of charters when they first came out in the late. Eighties early nineties and it seemed like a good idea. Why not try it? Lets everyone have a go at running a school and see what happens and and over the years I've been involved in several very high powered conservative. Think tanks Like Thomas before them institute in DC and also so the Hoover Institution in California. And I had a crisis of faith and I realized that the testing was having disastrous effects. that it was turning children away from learning and into just test taking and I knew enough about the testing because I've spent seven years. I was appointed by President Clinton to the the national testing board and I learned a lot about testing enough so that I don't trust I don't trust standardized tests at all and I can explain that in an in a minute or two But also being on the inside of these conservative think tanks. There was a lot of discussion about why. So many charters feeling Nobody said that in public but they were saying it in the inner circle. Yeah and I was in the inner circle. I said wait a minute charter. Schools are supposed to save kids. And now we're trying to figure out what to do about all these failing lane charter. Schools are schools that are in academic emergency and yet they have all this lex ability and they're not doing a job they said they would so by two thousand seven eight about then. I started writing a book. which is a confessional? It's called the death and life of the Great American school system. How testing and choice are undermining education? And when I wrote that book I lost my ties to all these organizations And some of them were were paying me a lot of money so I gave up the income that went with being on that side and also lost some people who had been very close friends who are no longer my friends because they couldn't believe that I had changed sides so I changed sides. It was like like a leap into the dark. I didn't know what would happen on the other side. So let's talk about. Obama seems that there are some inklings that Obama might be at least a a- As a person with an open mind might be rethinking his position. I'm not even specifically asking you to read the tea. Leaves about what Atlantic article he re tweeted or what he's saying but legit use him as a stand in for a person who just wants to find the right solution and is going where they think the evidence is and maybe now is questioning. The wholesale approach approach of everything with public schools is bad and charter. Schools are going to be our salvation. All right fine. That was overdoing it. Let's take the best ideas of charters and Mary. It to a robust public education system with even strong unions The problem is that right now. The schools whether their charter are the public schools are trapped in this mono maniacal focus on test scores so if everybody is forced to follow the script and everybody is labeling schools the common thing was invented by Jeb Bush in Florida and that that is the label schools. Eight through F- so if you have have high scores you're in a school if you have low scores Your F- school and then the F.. School is set up to be closed and privatize. This is what I call the test and punish regime it's it's very demoralizing to everybody really unless you happen to be in a very affluent neighborhood in which case you have a school and things were fine. The fundamental problem is the standardized testing standardized. Testing is norm Donna. Bell curve the bell curve is designed never to close so when people can't buy by definition like one percent the kids are always going to be in the lowest one percent right and there will always be a top half there will always be bottom him. The top half will be overwhelmingly composed of kids who come from affluent neighborhoods. That's where they don't have to worry about having a home Having medical care having food and the bottom half will always be overwhelmed by kids with disabilities in kids who are English rush learners and kids who do have to worry about having to stay home because there's no one to take care of the family while their parent is sick so what we have done for the past. Twenty twenty years is to avoid the fundamental problem in education which is the growing inequality in our society. The fact is that about half of the kids in this country are classified. Safai by federal standards is being low income about twenty percent are in deep poverty and this is a shame of our nation and so instead of talking about. How can we raise up families? How can we make sure that every child has access to medical care? How can we make sure that kids come to school? Ready to learn. We're talking about their test scores and the test scores sell all the same story over and over again if you're poor if you're an English learner if you're have a disability you're in a failing school we're gonNA close your school and rahm Emanuel for example sample Created A place for himself of infamy back closing fifty public schools and one day. The studies that I've seen show that the kids did not go to better schools. They they just had their lives up rooted. So what is the difference between the energy behind the Waltons and devoss and say the bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which is a big supporter of charter schools. Among other education and testing initiatives. I think that the differences are this that device the coke brothers and the Waltons are dedicated libertarians and they spend a huge amounts of money hundreds of millions of dollars every year to promote privatization whether it's through charters vouchers the Walton all and family which is worth about one hundred fifty billion dollars Has By itself open. One out of every four charters in America and they've already committed to spend spend another two hundred million this year and Betsy Devos has four hundred and forty million federal dollars to spend on new charters. So that's a lot of money to go into opening a new charters but then you have someone like Bill Gates and Bill Gates is not a crazy.
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"The following recording may contain explicit language. I can't get more explicit than may say it may it's Wednesday February fifth two thousand twenty from slate. It's the gist. I Mike PESCA. The State of the Union is dishonest but also slurred slurred president. Trump said this last night the state of California passed An -rageous law declaring their whole state to be a stink shing or for a criminal. Is that an outcast. Album is outcast presidency and this happened but also to be a much greater degree of fairness and reciprocity we will have that fairness and reciprocity adventure that he said that actually rather coarsely but you know what agree to disagree for a president who slurs Muslims Mexicans Africans African Americans women in the pope. It shouldn't come as a surprise that he slurs English and the English or at least the English who made that trumpeted diaper balloon beyond the poorly pronounced there were the poor pronouncements. Rush limbaugh got a medal charter. Schools were contrasted with government government schools. What entity by the way do you think is paying for this entire show the you put on last night? The president also said that he's been a great president for job growth Even though monthly job gains were higher in Obama's last year's than in trump's years he said his new Nafta would give us a hundred thousand auto manufacturing jobs. It's the only thing manufactured. Were those numbers. Let me not be too cute. That was a lie. He lied about that. He lied about ice arresting immigrants. Who committed two thousand murders? There's that by the way is a lie that he's been telling for years. The number never changes he said. Last year he always has last year ice arrested immigrants who committed many crimes and this many assaults in two thousand murders that claim has been fact checked again and again and again throughout the years. It's been found false all the time. And he says it all the time he he said this. Many experts believe that transparency which will go into full effect at the beginning of next year will be even bigger than in healthcare reform. That is easy to check and I did. And it's a lie. He said ministration is also take it on the big pharmaceutical suitable companies. We have moved a record number of affordable generic drugs and medicines are being approved by the FDA at a faster clip than ever before. Let's think about this one. Let's pause on this one. Many experts classic trump towel because probably know oh experts are saying it. Many experts are saying this there are kanter examples where actually price transparency leads to worse results The Times that a funny story on Danish cement pricing it was among the funniest Danish cement pricing stories that I could think of before an expert to believe that knowing the prices of drugs rugs which by the way is a good thing will lead to some gigantic effect. You would have to believe that the knowledge of prices invariably blue leads to lower prices. But think about your own life your rent your cable bill whole foods things that are expensive. Are they expensive. Because because you don't know what the prices or they expensive because they're expensive and the reason even know they're expensive is that you know the price the phrase modest benefits best seems very fairly to apply to this claim. But I don't even want to focus on that part. It's the even better than healthcare reform part I mean that's kind of notable. At least he is now referring to healthcare reform as a good thing as a bar to surpass that is progress aggressive. Oh Shit Rush limbaugh just got metal and this by the way right here right now in my coverage of the state of the Union and I hope our consideration fedaration as a culture and -ociety of the state of the Union. The State of the Union is fractured in bathed in chaos which is exactly how Donald Trump likes said on the show today Senate Republicans have acquitted. Donald trump an outcome as inevitable as scooby. Doo thwarting the grumpy old caretakers attempt to convince everyone on the Amusement Park was haunted. But it's not like hijinks didn't ensue. The low lights of those hijinks in the SPIEL. But I in last night's speech there was a reference since two government schools. That phrase comes directly from a slice of the charter school advocacy world that's funded by the cokes. And the Waltons. That is not just the. Hey we're looking for solutions but is the hostile to public education variety for years. Diane Ravitch has been battling with that faction but also with the well-meaning Obama who champion school choice they to ravage says need to admit based on the evidence that they're wrong so she and I get into. I would say respectful exchange Diane Ravitch to discuss the follow up to her bestselling reign of error. It's slain goliath the passionate resistance to privatization in the fight to save America's public schools..
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"From ABC news. I'm Richard Cantu. Michael Cohen, President Trump's former personal attorneys admitting to rigging online polls for his then boss. Michael Cohen said on Twitter, he acted at the direction of and for the sole benefit of President Trump after the Wall Street Journal reported he hired a small technology firm to rig online polls ahead of the presidential campaign. The firm's owner claimed Cohen stiffed him on most of the Bill. Federal prosecutors have said Cohen sought reimbursement from the Trump organization for fifty thousand dollars worth of technology services. But the nature of those services had not been disclosed ABC's Aaron Katersky online news outfit, BuzzFeed out with an explosive report about the president and Cohen regarding a possible Trump property in Moscow. What BuzzFeed is saying now citing unnamed law enforcement officials is that Cohen was directed by Trump to tell these lies in front of congress under oath. Now ABC news has not independently confirmed this and while the White House did not comment to BuzzFeed our sources in the past denied Trump had anything to do with Coen's tested. ABC's Brad Mielke. The administration is proposing. Rules changes that would produce a modest hike and health insurance premiums next year under the Affordable Care Act. Roughly one percent the centers for Medicare and Medicaid services says the change will more accurately calculate premium subsidies, a special prosecutor in Chicago say she is disappointed a judge acquitted three Chicago cops accused of trying to cover up the police killing of LA Kwan McDonald in two thousand fourteen judge Dominica Stevenson, delivering the verdict from the bench in Chicago. Finds that the state has failed to meet its burden on alternatives saying the acquittals were not Justice community activists William Calloway said he's through with demonstrating..
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"Of tax and Bank fraud jurors. Found Paul Manafort guilty. But on ten other counts jurors found themselves unable to deliver a unanimous. Verdict and on those judge T S Ellis declared a mistrial at CBS's Steven Portnoy at the, trial of the former Trump campaign chief manafort's attorney. Kevin downing Mr. Manafort disappointed not. Getting acquittals all the way through Hung jury on all counts there will be another trial for Paul Manafort CBS news update, I'm Jim Taylor KCBS news time four thirty two more now about Michael Cohen's guilty pleas his he pled guilty to eight charges including finance violations. And fraud and CBS news correspondent ouija Jiang reports from New York. On the Cohen case. And where it goes from here Michael Cohen left Manhattan federal court after pleading guilty to. Eight felony charges and admitting he and then candidate Trump work. To cover up his alleged affairs during the twenty sixteen campaign at times emotional Cohen told, the judge that in violation of campaign finance laws he paid to women hush. Money in coordination and at the direction of a candidate for federal office for the principal purpose of influencing the election he also admitted to, Bank fraud and tax evasion, deputy US attorney Robert Khuzami spoke soon After these are very. Serious charges and reflect a pattern of lies and dishonesty over. An extended period of time they are significant in their own rights they are particularly, significant when. Done by a lawyer Cohen is, at the center of the stormy Daniels controversy he admitted to paying the adult film star one hundred thirty thousand dollars right before they twenty. Sixteen election to keep her quiet about an alleged affair with President Trump the president initially denied knowing about the payment but later the president disclosed he. Reimbursed Cohen in June Mr Trump reacted to the possibility of pardoning Cohen if he ever faced charges it's, certainly as far too early to be thinking about that and he criticized the FBI for rating Coen's home and office in New York seizing thousands. Of materials and documents I think that was unfortunate that they broke. Into a lawyer's office Not a good practice Cohen, had worked as the president's, attorney and fixer for more. Than a decade and was known for his fierce loyalty and I'll do anything. To protect Mr. Trump that their relationship took a dark turn. In July when Cohen released a secret recording of his conversation with then candidate, Trump about payments related to a. Playboy model who claims she also had an affair with Mr. Trump.
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"Of fresno end the valley this is news talk 580 am 105 nine after gmg fresno cumulus media leader cbs cbs's jim chenevey hundreds of protestors took to the streets of st louis to demonstrate against the missouri judges acquittal of a white police officer in the shooting death of a black drug suspect dean reynolds reports security was heavy in st louis as the city dealt with protests over the latest acquittals level white cop in the killing of a black man former st louis patrolman jason stockily was charged with murder in the two thousand eleven shooting of anthony lamar smith the incident caught on multiple cameras occurred after a highspeed chase and a collision stockily called it selfdefense against a suspected drug dealer smith he said was pulling a gun on him were some scuffles in the demonstration some pepper spray least one police officer injured by bricks being thrown by some of the demonstrators a federal judge has ruled that attorney general jeff sessions cannot withhold federal grant money to socalled sanctuary cities unc law professors sam earning the issue that chicago one on is they don't have to read immigration authorities into their facilities right on the calendar great already anything appeals are respected legislation that would declare california a sanctuary state limiting police cooperation with federal immigration authorities feared the state assembly friday and is expected to do the same in the senate tonight or tomorrow governor jerry brown has already voiced his support isis has claimed responsibility for a homemade bomb attack in the london subway friday that injured twenty nine people but the british government is bristling at comments made by president trump in the wake of the attack charlie nagy reports the hunt for the bonner had barely begun when president trump blamed the attack on sick and demented people who had been in the sights of scotland yard which drew a sharp rebuke from british prime minister theresa may nothing is any williams and what is an ongoing investigation there have been no arrests so far corresponding sam litzinger has the latest on north korea the un security council's condemning north korea's latest ballistic missile launches a serious violation of security council resolutions coming less than two weeks after its sixth nuclear test which also violated a un ban h r mcmaster is president trump's national secu but he adviser there is a military option now it's up what we are preferred to do so what we have.
"acquittals" Discussed on NPR News Now
"As the united states celebrates the fourth of july independence day holiday some minority communities are having mixed feelings about the revelry amid tensions on several fronts blacks latinos and immigration or immigrant rights advocates say the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election recent acquittals of police officers charged with shooting black men and stepped up detentions of immigrants and refugees have them questioning equality and promise of life liberty and the pursuit of happiness in the us a bank stock rally continues on this light trading day on wall street as the dow hit an alltime high the dow gaining one hundred eighty three points the sp 500 up fourteen this is npr ahead of his attendance at this week's g twenty summit in germany president trump will break with tradition by visiting poland were populist leaders hold a nationalistic antimuslim worldview the white house stressing poland's importance as a nato ally and potential energy partner as reasons for the visit the president is also expected to meet on the sidelines of the g twenty with russian president vladimir putin a vigil was held on sunday in montreal where a man was fatally shot by police last week dan carping chuck reports that the hundreds attending then marched downtown chanting black lives matter the protesters from the montreal chapters of black lives matter gathered in front of the apartment where fiftyeightyearold pierre cornillon was shot officials say he was likely distress last week when he was holding two screwdrivers as police arrived he was hit i buy a taser than by rubber bullets in when that didn't subdue him they drew their service revolvers and repeatedly shot him activists that the vigil safely should not be the first to intervene in the mental health crisis at least one protester call it a pattern of police violence against people who are black or mentally ill protesters want government funding for black specific mental health services and a national black mental health strategy for npr news i'm dan carping chuck and toronto.